Voting and Elections

Voting and Elections - spend Campaign Money and Special...

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5/12/09 Suffrage for White Males, Black Males, and women 18 19th ammendment Womens vote Jim Crow Laws o Physically Divide o Result was institutionalized segregation 26th ammendment Voting age 18 years old
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5/12/09 Predictors of Voting Participation Educated Know more, less arrogant Easier to understand Financially well to do People affected largely by tax laws etc… People with more internal efficacy Not U.S.(18-25)
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5/12/09 Predicting Individuals vote choice Past performance of incumbent, incumbency advantage Party affiliation Less about candidate, more about party Party identification increases – voter turnout increases Policy positions & current circumstances
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5/12/09 Public funding of Campaigns Federal Election campaign act of 1971 (FECA) Provides partial public funding for presidential campaigns Has many limitations to how you can
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Unformatted text preview: spend 5/12/09 Campaign Money and Special Favors • Soft money – Money spent on ‘activities’ • Has no limitations • Hard money – Public funding raised & spent under FECA’s limitations • Some candidates refuse public funds so they don’t have to deal with 5/12/09 Issue Voting 5/12/09 Performance Voting 5/12/09 Race and Gender • Race – Blacks • Conservative—but democratic because of history – Latinos • Cuban—single issue voters – Against sot usually more republican • Mexican- democratic • Puerto Rican- democratic 5/12/09 Barriers for Campaign Finance Reform 5/12/09 Costs and Benefits of Voting • Information – Time & effort it takes to inquire information about the election – Opportunity cost • Lost work • Registration – Motor voter law • Renew license & registration 5/12/09 Rational Ignorance...
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