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the Election Process and Interest Groups

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  • Q1
    An election in which voters choose between members of their own party is (dem v dem/rep v rep)
    general election
    a primary or caucus
  • Q2
    Interest groups use their money and influence to try and persuade government officials to vote for (or against, whichever be the case) in regards to the specific issue they are trying to press on the congressman/woman.
  • Q3
    An election in which members of each party go head to head in November is (dem v rep)
    the general election
    the primary/caucus
  • Q4
    What is an organized group of people, often with common views, who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government
    political party
    political ideology
    interest groups
  • Q5
    In this type of primary, a voter obtain a ballot of the party they are registered with.
  • Q6
    In this primary, you may get a party ballot for either party.
  • Q7
    What is the job of the national convention?
    nominate the candidate for president and vice president for their respective parties
    to keep their respective parties "running" throughout the year by getting donations from donors
  • Q8
    A(n) ________ is an organization of people who share a common issue and work together to protect and promote that issue by influencing the government
    interest group
    political party
    political ideology
    third parties
  • Q9
    What is the difference between political parties and interest groups?
    political parties try to influence government officials, whereas interest groups nominate candidates for office to run the government
    this is an invalid questions, there is no difference between political parties and interest groups. They are the same thing.
    political parties nominate candidates for office to run the government, whereas interest groups try to influence government officials
  • Q10
    ___________ are the sets of basic beliefs about the political, economic, social and cultural affairs held by the majority of people within as society
    political ideology
    interest groups
    political party

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