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Chapter 7: The Electoral Process

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  • Q1
    The official endorsement of a candidate for office by a political party. Generally, success in the nomination game requires momentum, money, and media attention.
  • Q2
    general election
    election in which voters decide which candidates will actually fill elective public offices.
  • Q3
    A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or candidates for public office and to decide the platform.
  • Q4
    direct primary
    A primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office.
  • Q5
    closed primary
    A primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote.
  • Q6
    open primary
    A primary election in which voters may choose in which party to vote as they enter the polling place.
  • Q7
    blanket primary
    a primary election in which each voter may vote for candidates from both parties.
  • Q8
    runoff primary
    A second primary election held when no candidate wins a majority of the votes in the first primary.
  • Q9
    nonpartisan election
    A local or judicial election in which candidates are not selected or endorsed by political parties and party affiliation is not listed on ballots.
  • Q10
    For what reasons is the making if nominations so important in the election process?
    1. As a prime function of political parties in the US
  • Q11
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    2. Leading reason for decentralized character of two major parties
  • Q12
    Explain the difference between a closed primary and an open primary?
    1. Open primary is an election in which any voter can cast a ballot
  • Q13
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    2. Closed primary is an election in which only declared party members can vote
  • Q14
    What is a nonpartisan election?
    an election in which candidates' party affiliations are not listed on the ballot.
  • Q15
    What is a caucus and what events led to its demise as a method for nominating candidates?
    Like-minded people who meet to decide who they'll vote for. The caucus used to be a private meeting, but as political parties appeared, they broadened the membership. However, the spread of democracy spurred opposition to the Caucasus, and more people condemned it for closed character. Three leaders Jackson, Clay, and Quincy boycotted the caucus, as it became too much of a closed process.

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