Flashcards - Political Parties & Elections

Flashcards - Political Parties & Elections
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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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soft money
Campaign finance in the United States is the financing of electoral campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels
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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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Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
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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
Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
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
soft money
Campaign finance in the United States is the financing of electoral campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels
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
primaries
A primary election is an election that narrows the field of candidates before an election for office
redistricting
Redistricting is the process of drawing United States electoral district boundaries
Campaigning
A Political campaign is an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within a specific group
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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