Unformatted text preview: them with a label-a “party identification’-by which they are known to the electorate.-The attitudes and traditions of American voters reinforce the institutional and legal factors that make American parties relatively weak.-The founders disliked parties, thinking of them as “factions” motivated by self-intrest.-A political machine is a party organization that recruits its members by the use of tangible incentives-money, political jobs, an opportunity to get favors from gov.-Ideological parties differs from the machine because they value principles above everything else-Elections at every level of government are based on the plurality, winner-take all method. The plurality system means that in all elections the winner is that person who gets the most votes, even if he or she does not get a majority of all votes cast. Chapter 8...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course THEATRE 101 taught by Professor Baxter during the Spring '08 term at Coastal Carolina University.
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