Week 6 Discussion Board - Based on the scenario and the...

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Based on the scenario and the knowledge gained from this section, address the following: Determine three roles that interest groups play in American politics in terms of impacting election outcomes. Interest groups have played a key role on the politics of America; impacting election outcomes. They are non-profit and are usually voluntary, uniting people with common opinions. Without interest groups, a great deal of the small issues that Americans care about would have never made it to the house floor. The following are three roles that they play in American politics. 1. Voter Attention - Interest group play a role in getting the voter active in the elections by getting their attention with issues that are important to them. They use this attention to get voters to the polls and to also harm the opposing candidate they are not supporting. On issues such as abortion that play a critical role in elections, it can be a game changer to have a pro-life interest group on your side.

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