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Chapter 8 Flashcard Vocabulary Term Definition/Description Responsible party government A set of principles formalizing the ideal role of parties in a majoritarian democracy. Electoral college A body of electors chosen by voters to cast ballots for president and vice president. Congressional campaign committees An organization maintained by a political party to raise funds to support its own candidates in congressional elections. Critical election An election that produces a sharp change in the existing pattern of party loyalties among groups of voters. Nomination Designation as an official candidate of a political party. Party platform The statement of policies of a national political party. Caucuses A closed meeting of the members of a political party to decide questions of policy and the selection of candidates for office. National Convention A gathering of delegates of a single political party from across the country to choose candidates for president and vice president and to adopt a party platform.
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