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Unformatted text preview: -costs the other party a lot of money to counter 1. VOTERS SPEND MONEY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR SIDE w/o limits 2. Strategic manipulation of ballot initiatives may force the other party to waste Resources *texas puts more ballot initiatives in off year elections (you just have to persuade a few ppl to get these passed) III. Effects on voters themselves A. salient initiatives increase turnout-ppl become concerned, worried, exited about a particular initiative----more media coverage---some instances where more ppl. Voted for the initiative than candidate strategic incentive to increase turnout for your party B. ppl who live in states that allow initiatives tend to be more knowledgeable, more engaged in civic affairs, and more trusting in government --political consultants have become much more aware of these initiatives and how to strategically manipulate them to the advantage of their candidate...
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course GOVT 3333 taught by Professor C.wilson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
- Spring '08