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Registration requirements tend to reduce voting among which of the following groups? --- young and poorly educated The winner of the electoral vote __ matches the winner of the popular vote. --- often What happens during an electoral realignment? --- A new party supplants the ruling party Traditionally, ___ were the leaders in voter registration activity. More recently, ___ have taken a more active role. --- political parties; civic groups Winners of __ elections go on to face each other in the __ election. --- primary; general Which of the following characterizations of turnout trends are correct? --- Turnout dropped during the 1960s and 1970s. More people vote in presidential elections than in midterm elections. Turnout rates in 2012 were comparable to turnout rates in the 1920s. Traditionally, political parties influenced elections by __. More recently, political parties influence elections by __. --- controlling candidate nominations; distributing campaign funds.
Why did Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both decline public funding in 2012? --- They could raise and spend far more money on their own If Joe Smith, a registered Republican voter, is allowed to vote in the Democratic primary, he must live in a state that uses which type of primary system? --- open primary Which form of political participation is most common in the United States? --- voting a general election Which statements are accurate regarding campaign expenditures in 2012? --- The Obama campaign outspent the Romney campaign. The campaigns primarily spent money on advertising In recent elections, which of the following four factors is the single most important factor in predicting whether an individual will vote? --- education A political party is different from an interest group in that a political party --- seeks to control the entire government by electing its members to office and thereby controlling the government's personnel Parties today are important in the electoral process in --- recruiting and nominating candidates for office Which party was founded as a political expression of the antislavery movement? --- Republican The periodic episodes in American history in which an "old" dominant political party is replaced by a "new" dominant political party are called --- electoral realignments Third parties have influenced national politics mainly by --- promoting specific issues and ideas Which of the following is not a form of traditional political participation? --- uploading a political video to YouTube Which of the following factors is not currently an obstacle to voting in the United States? --- literacy tests
Partisan loyalty --- is often handed down from parents to children ballot initiative --- a proposed law or policy change that is placed on the ballot by citizens or interest groups for a popular vote closed primary --- a primary election in which voters can participate in the nomination of candidates, but only of the party in which they are enrolled for a period of time prior to primary day divided government --- the condition in American government wherein the presidency is controlled by

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