Go #5 political process completed 2011 2012

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Go #5 political process completed 2011 2012

  1. 1. GO #5 Political Process Voters evaluate information presented in political campaigns to make _reasoned choices_ among candidates. The media play an important role in the ___political process__. Strategies for evaluating campaign speeches, literature, and advertisements for accuracy  Separating fact from opinion  Detecting bias  Evaluating sources  Identifying propaganda Mass media roles in elections  Identifying candidates  Emphasizing selected issues  Writing editorials, creating political cartoons, publishing op-ed pieces  Broadcasting different points of view Campaign Costs  Running for political office is __expensive__ Rising Campaign costs  Require candidates to conduce extensive _fund-raising_ activities  limit __opportunities_ to run for public office  give an _advantage_ to _wealthy__individuals who run for office  encourage the development of _Political Action Committees__ (PACs)  give issue-oriented special __interest groups_ increased influence Campaign finance reform  Rising campaign costs have led to efforts to _reform_ campaign finance _laws_  Limits have been placed on the _amount__ individuals may __contribute_ to political _candidates_ and __campaigns_.
  2. 2. Voting  _Voting_ is a basic responsibility of citizenship.  Voter _registration_ is required before a citizen may vote. Only citizens who _register_ may participate in _primary_ and __general__ elections  The _number_ of citizens who register and vote is related to how important election __issues_ are to citizens. Qualifications to How to Register to vote in Factors Reasons why register to vote in Virginia predicting citizens fail to Virginia which citizens vote will vote1. _Citizen_ of the 1. In person at the 1. Education 1. Lack of United States registrar’s office, at the interest Division of Motor2. _Resident_ of Vehicles (DMV), or at 2. Age 2. Failure to Virginia and other designated sites register precinct3. At least _18_ years 2. By _mail-in_ 3. Income of age by day of application general electionThe _percentage _ of voters who participate in __presidential__ elections is usuallygreater than the percentage of voters who participate in state and local elections. Every Vote is ___important__Electoral College Process: The Electoral College process is used to select the __president_ and ___vicepresident__ of the United States. A slate of electors for each state is chosen by __popular vote__. Most states have a ___winner-take-all__ system. The electors meet to ___vote_ for __president__ and __vice president__.The _winner-take-all_ system lead to the targeting of __densely populated_ states forcampaigning, although candidates must pay attention to __less populated__ states whose__electoral__ votes may make the difference in tight elections.The number of electors of each state is based on the size of the state’s __Congressional__representation, which is based on the state’s population.The requirement for a majority vote win in the Electoral College favors a ___two-partysystem__.

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