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Unformatted text preview: increase in the number of voters who are aligned (politically independent) 4. Turnout in America a. Who turns out and why? i. We have a lot of elections ii. Number of registration requirements iii. Huge number of decisions iv. With only two parties, some people can’t find a party who matches their own v. Less engaged in politics vi. Most people feel their vote won’t make a different b. Trends i. Those in jail ii. Those who aren’t citizens c. Why do people turnout? i. Resources 1. Education 2. Experience 3. Income 4. Efficacy 5. Partisanship 6. Social involvement ii. Excitement 1. Close elections, high media attention iii. Over stimulation 1. Mobilization by parties 2. Mobilization by candidates...
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- Fall '07
- Cognitive Dissonance, high media attention