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platform
a series of statements expressing a party.
plank
an individual of a platform
idealogical issue
focus on changing society in major parties(socialist labor party supports government ownership of factories)
independent
form around well-known individuals who cannot get support from the two individuals
liberal
embrace freedom of choice in personal and economic issues, want the government to help disadvantaged, tolerate social diversity but desire economic equality
moderate
favor selective government intervention and emphasize "practical solutions" to common problems
see the government as a check on excessive freedom
conservative
favor freedom of choice on economic issues but value official standards on personal matters
radical
alternative extremist category
patronage
love and honor to one's country
national committee
representatives from each state help raise funds for presidential elections
national party chairperson
runs the committee
delegates
party members from all states nominate candidates for president & vice president
caucus
political gathering
precinct
geographic area containing a specific number of voters
ward
several adjoining precincts making up a larger election
county chairperson
has a great deal of political power in the county, runs the committee
political machines
a local party so strong that they sweep every election
nomination process
where political parties select and offer candidates
direct primary
election where voters choose candidates to represent each party in a general election
closed primary
election where only declared members vote for party's nominees
open primary
voters do not need to declare their party preference
plurality
most votes among all those running
runoff primary
held between the top two vote getters, winner becomes party's candidate in general election
petition
when enough qualified voters sign papers declaring support for a candidate, he or she goes on the ballot for general election