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Parties and voting
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Hiram Johnson and the Progressives of early 1900s Middle class reform movement against: Control over government by elite special interests (SPR) Strong (corrupt) party “machines”, based on favors and patronage So favored: Accountable government direct democracy—”people power” Weak party organizations
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Partisan versus non-partisan elections local elections and state judges are virtually all “non-partisan”
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State elections-- More “Progressive” legacy special elections Called by governor or by petition recall Initiatives and referenda (As opposed to usual way law is made-- majority in one house, then other, conference, then signed (or vetoed) by governor) The voice of the people or special interests? Constraining the role of the legislature?
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Primaries and General Elections Primary: Choosing the candidates to compete in the General Election General Election: choosing among the candidates to hold office
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 301 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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