Flashcards - Election Process

Flashcards - Election Process
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two-party system
A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government
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United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives
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Electoral College
The United States Electoral College is the body that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years
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Partisanship
In politics, a partisan is a committed member of a political party
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Whigs
The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States
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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
Whigs
The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States
Partisanship
In politics, a partisan is a committed member of a political party
Electoral College
The United States Electoral College is the body that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives
two-party system
A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government
open primary
An open primary is a primary election that does not require voters to be affiliated with a political party in order to vote for partisan candidates
primary election
A primary election is an election that narrows the field of candidates before an election for office
proportional representation
Proportional representation characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body
single-member district
A single-member district or single-member constituency is an electoral district that returns one officeholder to a body with multiple members such as a legislature
redistricting
Redistricting is the process of drawing United States electoral district boundaries
secession
Secession is the withdrawal of a group from a larger entity, especially a political entity , but also any organization, union or military alliance
gerrymandering
In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries

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