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Runoff Primary
vote held b/t top vote getters
political party
association of voters with broad interests who want to influence the government.
national committee
each party has one, made of rep.'s from each state, help raise money
national party chairperson
runs the committee, manages the office and funds/directs the committee
delegate
people who nominate candidates for president and vice president
precinct
geographic area that contains a specific # of voters
plurality
most votes among those running
platform
series of statements expressing the parties principles, beliefs and positions of election issues
closed primary
election where only members can vote
ward
adjorning precints that make up an election unit
direct primary
election where voters choose candidates to represent each party in a general election
political machine
strong party organization
county chairperson
runs the committee
nomination
political parties select and offer candidates for public service
caucus
meetings of local/state party organizations