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What is the purpose of the National Convention? To select the party's nominee for President, adopt a statement of party principles and goals
What is the Electoral College? A body of people representing us who formally cast votes for the election of a president/vp
How many Electoral College votes does each state receive? It varies based on the population. Ex: New York has 29 because the number of people we have in the house and the 2 senators we have.
What is necessary for a candidate to win the presidency? At least 270 of the 538 available electoral votes.
Who chooses the winner if no one gets over 270 electoral votes? House of representatives.
What is an interest group A group of people who share common goals and organize to influence governments
Who are lobbyists more likely to support the incumbent or a freshmen member of Congress? Incumbent, they have more power and influence
What do Political Action Committees do? Provide large percentage of the funds used in candidates election campaign
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