Nonparty groups

Right to vote political efficacy belief ones vote

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Unformatted text preview: of 20th century- adopted Australian ballot, 15th amendment- removed race and color - during 60s voter participation dropped- disillusionment- suffrage rights were expanded- etend to 18 years- CR act and Voting rights act which banned literacy tests - lower turnout – bc no penalties, on a workday, winner take all system , some lose their right to vote, political efficacy (belief one’s vote matters), larger independents who don’t voteeducation - lower turnout hurts Dems- - the American voter- people adopt attitudes early in life from fam, friends etc- better to be In congruence with the people areound you - identifying with party is very imp - canddiates’ content and issue means less than what party they are with- - most committed are most informed, independents and weak partisans know less - retrospective judgement- weakening partisanship - tv and internet link to people - opinion polls are more accurate and frequent-...
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This document was uploaded on 03/20/2014 for the course GOVT 626 at Georgetown.

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