Flashcards in Unit 8: Campaigns & Elections Deck (19):
often viewed as a referendum on how the president is doing
Midterm congressional elections
(T/F) The electoral college results in small states being represented out of proportion to their populations.
In recent years, the media campaign for presidential elections has __________.
been devoted to short television advertisements that focus on simple images and issues
(T/F) Studies have shown that younger people are more likely to vote than older people.
Women were given the right to vote by the ____________.
“Soft money” refers to money that is ________.
raised by state and local parties for certain activities without any restrictions
How many electoral college votes does a candidate need to win the presidency?
(T/F) Candidates for the House and Senate receive only a small amount of public financing, too little to run a successful campaign.
The two social characteristics that show the strongest relation to voting are ______.
Age & Education
An incumbent is a candidate who
already holds the office he or she is running for
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
to manipulate political boundaries in order to get as much of a numeric advantage
the right to vote in political elections
when a voter in an election votes for candidates from different political parties when multiple offices are being decided by a single election
allows voters to choose a party's entire slate of candidates with just a single ballot mark
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
the holder of an office or post.
2 Types of elections
Primary election & General election