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Unformatted text preview: -less: non Gov. (leg. 3 years) (20%)-very low: local, non-partisan (15%)-States hold primary elections (parties) to choose candidates for general elections 1. open: any registered voter 2. closed: reg. party voter 3. caucus: special type of closed primary -Registration easy<----------------------- hard same day---------------------waiting period (30 days Texas) -Why not use same day registration?-politics easy: higher turnout harder: lower turnout Liberals are helped Conservative is helped Urban, north, moralistic rural, south, traditionalistic-Who wins? -Incumbents (90% reelections rate) High visibility, name recognition, more campaign funding won before -Downsian Voter Model- winners, American 2 party system-Why voters vote: issues voting-single member district: 1 seat per district, the one who gets the most votes wins the seat-proportional representation: multi-seat electoral districts where seats are assigned based on vote percentage...
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- Fall '07