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100

This is the term for people who are eligible to vote

What is the electorate?

100

This is the President of the United States

Who is Donald Trump?

100

Name any third party.

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100

This location is the smallest unit of election administration; the voters in each of these cast their ballots at one polling place located within the this area.

What is a precinct?

100

This term refers to the strong support of their party and its political stands

What is partisanship?

200

This is a term for a current officeholder

What is an incumbent?

200

This is your current U.S. Representative

Who is Denver Riggleman?

200

These parties focus only on one public policy matter. Examples of these are the Free Soil Party who opposed the spread of slavery, and the Know Nothings who opposed immigration in the 1850s

Who are single-issue parties?

200

This term is used to discuss any political party other than the two major parties, Democrats and Republicans

What is a Third Party?

200

This term refers to when two major political parties find common ground, and work together

What is bipartisanship?

300

These are competing groups within society

What are factions?

300

This is the Speaker of the House

Who is Nancy Pelosi?

300

These third parties have been rooted in periods of economic discontent. They usually have no ideological basis. Rather, they proclaim disgust with the major parties. Tend to be populist in nature.

Who are economic protest parties?

300

This term represents a general agreement among various groups on matters of fundamental importance

What is a consensus?

300

The winning candidate is one who receives this term for the largest number of votes

What is a plurality?

400

This is the practice of awarding public offices, contracts, and other governmental favors to those who supported the party in power

What is a spoils system?

400

This is the Vice President of the United States

Who is Mike Pence?

400

These third parties are those that have split away from one of the major parties. Examples of this are the Bull Moose Party that split from the Republican Party, and the States’ Rights Party that split from the Democrats.

What are splinter parties?

400

This location is a unit into which cities are often divided for the election of city council members.

What is a ward?

400

These are contests in which only one candidate is elected to each office on the ballot. Exceptions to this are typically city or town elections

What are single-member districts?

500

This is a term for a narrow concern for, or devotion to, the interests of one section of a country

What is sectionalism?

500

These are your current Senators. You must name both for credit.

Who are Tim Kaine and Mark Warner

500

These third parties are those based on a particular set of beliefs—a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters. Some examples of these are socialist, communist, and libertarian parties.

What are ideological parties?

500

This term represents a temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority in order to control a government

What is a coalition?

500

This is the term for the range of political views

What is the political spectrum?