Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chapter 9 Part IV

Questions - Provide Brief Bulleted Responses

What do voters consider the most when making their decisions--party affiliation, candidate evaluation, or policy?  Why?

There are two contrasting ideas about who has the power before and after the election process.  According to the mandate theory of elections, elected candidates feel that their victory entitles them to enact the policies they want.  Conversely, voters feel that since elections are frequent, the government needs to be more responsive to their needs.  Which idea is more accurate, and why?

What are the pros and cons to the electoral college?  How does geography play into this question?

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