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What is the federal voting age ?

18

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The US is centered around how many parties?

2

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What month is the presidential election held in

November

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What type of election actually picks who wins the political office?

General

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When a typical voter votes in November they are votign in what?

General election

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How many members electoral colleges are there

538

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How many electoral votes do you need to win the presidency

270

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Which election is usually held first

Primary

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GOP

Grand Ol Party

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A group of people who actually elect the president is called?

Electoral College

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A political party is a group of people who?

Have similar views on issues

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A person who runs for political office is called?

Candidate

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The range of differences in political views is called the what?

Political spectrum

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what area of the country has more republicans

south

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Which word is used to describe Democrats?

Liberals

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The range of difference in political views is called?

Political Spectrum

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What is a swing state?

One that can vote either way.

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Advantages of the two party system

Closer to the spectrum, One party does not dominates, Not too extreme compared to some countries.

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Many European nations use coalition governments, which are a feature of what?

Multiparty system

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One part systems are usually what type of government

Dictatorship

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What do you call the place you go to vote?

polling place

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If you aren't a member of a political part you can be registered as what?

Independent

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What type of elections selects each part candidate?

Primary

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Which type of elections actually picks who wins the political office

General

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Which elections is usually held first

Primary

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In a closed primary you...?

Can not vote for any candidate you want

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A write-in vote is called

Write-in vote

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When you go to the Polling Place, you are given a ...?

Secret Ballot

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When a typical voter votes for president in November, they are casting what type of vote?

popular

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If no one candiate gets a majorityt of electoral votes, then who will elect the next president?

House of Representatives

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What do you call someone who is running for reelection?

Incumbent

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