Final Exam Terms

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December 13, 2010 PSCI 1014 Charles Walcott Final Exam Political Parties Chapter 12 Australian ballot A ballot prepared and distributed by government officials  that places the names of all candidates on a single list  and is filled out by voters in private. First adopted in the  United States in 188, the Australian ballot replaced oral  voting a party-supplied ballots Caucus A closed meeting of a political or legislative group to  choose candidates for office r to decide issues of policy Divided government A term used to describe government when one political  party controls the executive branch and the other political  party controls one or both houses of the legislature Fusion tickets Slates of candidates that “fused” the nominees of minor  and major parties. Fusion tickets, eventually banned by  the state legislatures, allowed minor parties to boost their  voted by nominating candidates also nominated by major  parties National party  convention A gathering of delegates to select a party’s presidential  and vice-presidential ticket and to adopt its national  platform New Dead coalition An electoral alliance that was the basis or Democratic  dominance from the 1930s to the early 1970’s. The  alliance consisted of Catholics, Jews, racial minorities,  urban residents, organized labor, and white southerners Party machine State or local party organizations based on patronage.  They work to elect candidates to public offices that  control government jobs and contracts, which, in turn, are  used by party leaders (often denigrated as “bosses”) to 
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