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often viewed as a referendum on how the president is doing

Midterm congressional elections

2

(T/F) The electoral college results in small states being represented out of proportion to their populations.

True

3

In recent years, the media campaign for presidential elections has __________.

been devoted to short television advertisements that focus on simple images and issues

4

(T/F) Studies have shown that younger people are more likely to vote than older people.

False

5

Women were given the right to vote by the ____________.

19th amendent

6

“Soft money” refers to money that is ________.

raised by state and local parties for certain activities without any restrictions

7

How many electoral college votes does a candidate need to win the presidency?

270

8

(T/F) Candidates for the House and Senate receive only a small amount of public financing, too little to run a successful campaign.

False

9

The two social characteristics that show the strongest relation to voting are ______.

Age & Education

10

An incumbent is a candidate who

already holds the office he or she is running for

11

Despite the ratification of the 15th Amendment, after Reconstruction a number of barriers to voting were erected that prevented African Americans from voting. Name one

white primary
poll tax
literacy test

12

to manipulate political boundaries in order to get as much of a numeric advantage

gerrymandering

13

the right to vote in political elections

suffrage

14

when a voter in an election votes for candidates from different political parties when multiple offices are being decided by a single election

Split-ticket voting

15

allows voters to choose a party's entire slate of candidates with just a single ballot mark

Straight-ticket voting

16

The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state

24th amendment

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the holder of an office or post.

incumbent

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2 Types of elections

Primary election & General election

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The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

26th Amendment