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political party

group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office

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partisanship

the strong support of their party and its policies

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liberal

(democrat) believes that government must take action to change economic, political, and ideological policies thought to be unfair

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radical

(democrat) favors extreme change to create an altered or entirely new school system

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conservative

(republican) seeks to keep in place the economic, political, and social structure of society

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reactionary

(republican) favors extreme change to restore society to an earlier, more conservative state of affairs

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ideological parties

have a certain set of beliefs

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single issue parties

usual based on one problem or issue

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economic protest parties

parties that are usually angry with both parties for a particular reason or policy

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splinter parties

parties that have split from one of the major parties

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nomination

the naming of those who seek office

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self announcement

a person who wants to run for office says so

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caucus

a group of like minded people meet to discuss who they will support in the upcoming election

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direct primary

intraparty election, mostly used to select nominees for the senate, house, and governorship

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closed primary

a party's nominating election in which only declared members can vote

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open primary

a party's nomination election in which any qualified voter can cast a ballot

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blanket primary

a voter receives a list of all people running and they can vote however they chose regardless of party

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runoff primary

two top vote getters in the first primary face one another to determine the party's nomination

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petition nomination

you need a certain number of signatures from qualified voters to get on the ballot

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absentee voting

a process by which a person could vote without going to their polling place on election day

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coattail effect

a strong candidate running for an office at the top of the ballot helps attract voters to other candidates on the party's ticket

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precinct

a voting district

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polling place

place where voters in the precinct actually vote