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Chapter 9: Elections, campaigns, and voter participation

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Pols 110 - American National Politics
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POLS 110 1st Edition Lecture 17 Outline of Last Lecture I William Randolph Hearst II The impact of radio III Television IV The internet Outline of Current Lecture I Political participation engaging individuals shaping politics II Elections in the United States III The act of voting IV Running for office the choice to run V The nature of campaigns today VI Regulating federal campaign contributions VII Presidential campaigns VIII Who votes Factors in voter participation IX How voters decide X Why some people do not vote Current Lecture I II Political Participation Engaging Individuals Shaping Politics Elections in the United States a Nominations and Primary Elections i Types of Primary Elections These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute III IV V VI VII VIII IX X ii Presidential Primaries b General Elections c Referendum Initiative and Recall The Act of Voting a The 2000 Election and Its Impact b Types of Ballots c Why Ballot Design Matters d Voting by Mail Running for Office The Choice to Run a Formal Eligibility Requirements b Informal Eligibility Requirements The Nature of Campaigns Today a The Professionalization of Political Campaigns b Media and New Technologies Transforming Political Campaigns i Personality versus Policy c Revolutionizing the Campaign New Technologies Regulating Federal Campaign Contributions a Regulatory Loopholes Independent Expenditures b Regulatory Loopholes Soft Money c The Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 d Regulatory Loophole 527s e The Growth of PACs Presidential Campaigns a Party Conventions and the General Election Campaign b The Electoral College Who Votes Factors in Voter Participation a Education Level the Number One Predictor of Voting b The Age Factor c Race and Voter Participation d Income a Reliable Predictor of Voting e Party Competitiveness and Voter Turnout How Voters Decide a Major Factors in Voter

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