proposals for campaign reform and final review

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Proposals for Campaign Reform I. Is Reform Necessary? A. Answer #1--Yes! 1. Campaigns are… too long and too costly 2. It is too difficult for … lesser known candidates to run presidential campaigns and for congressional challengers to unseat incumbents 3. Candidates themselves do not feel that campaigns prepare them for public office and/or select the best for the job 4. Interest groups, candidates, and parties have found and taken advantage of… 5. Voter turnout is relatively low, and citizens are not highly informed or engaged B. Answer #2--Maybe not! 1. The trend in elections is toward…more participation, legitimacy, transparency than before, not less 2. We have very few disputed elections, and candidates and citizens abide by the decisions. 3. Voters get as much info as they desire and need. C. Obstacles to Reform 1. Must be achieved thru normal policymaking channels 2. policies always have unintended consequences. II. Potential Reforms re: the Nomination Process A. Reducing front-loading 1. What are the concerns about it?- 2. Some proposed plans a. National Primary b. Graduated Random Presidential Primary – smaller primaries first, then working up to larger states. Issues? Turnout might decrease, still a lot of
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