Winner take all system - Winner take all system - people...

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Winner take all system - people elect members of our legislatures one at a time in small districts, with the winner being the candidate with the most votes - one person is elected Proportional representation - represents the people more - political groups in society deserve to be represented in our legislatures in proportion to their strength in the electorate - several people are elected - by percentage for example- 10 member district, 40% goes to party, 4 seats Different political parties United States - broad-based organizations- anyone and everyone who wishes to identify with them - decentralized- no one is in charge - both care more about elections than their platforms (can disagree or agree with any stand they take on an issue) - this is important to sway independent voters to their side - democrats- more liberal - republicans- more conservative Great Britain - disciplined political parties Labour Party- socialized, less government control (working class) Conservative party- more government control (wealthier class), supports free
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2010 for the course POLITICAL 102 taught by Professor Bennett during the Fall '08 term at Monmouth University-West Long Branch.

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