Chapter 10

Chapter 10 - CampaignsandElectionsLectureOutline

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Campaigns and Elections Lecture Outline What functions do elections serve in the political  process?  What must a candidate consider when debating whether  he/she should run for office?  What factors influence the outcome of an election? What factors have the greatest impact of the presidential  general election campaign
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What functions do elections serve in the political  process?   Elections allow for opposition to compete against and  replace current officeholders   promote leadership accountability What different types of elections are held in the  US?  primary elections (open, closed, semi-open)  general elections  Referendum  Recall elections
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Criteria for winning elections…. .   Majority system Plurality system  Proportional representation Which is used in virtually all general  elections in the US?  
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Where are elections held? 
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