Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: Political Parties in the U.S. Government

Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: Political Parties in the U.S. Government
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third party
Third party is used in the United States for American political parties other than the Republican and Democratic parties
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political party
A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government
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political party
A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government
third party
Third party is used in the United States for American political parties other than the Republican and Democratic parties
plurality
A plurality vote or relative majority describes the circumstance when a candidate or proposition polls more votes than any other, but does not receive a majority
proportional representation
Proportional representation characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body

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