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Unformatted text preview: 1 Campaigns and Elections The Logic of Elections Problems associated with delegation: Moral hazard Adverse selection Adverse selection How can elections help mitigate the problems associated with delegation? What are some key milestones in the expansion of suffrage in the U.S.? Types of Elections and Rules What are the different types of elections Americans vote in? Ballot access is not a guarantee in the United States. How do plurality rules differ from proportional representation? 2 Who Votes? Why should people vote? Is it rational to vote? A combination of individual and institutional factors affect turnout. Mobilizing voters . Early voting. Making Decisions Voters utilize a variety of short-cuts when making decisions. Valence issues and the electorate. The importance of party labels and party identification . Campaigns What are campaigns?...
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