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Vocabulary from SSCG8. bias A favoring of one point of view.

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1 Vocabulary from SSCG8

2 bias A favoring of one point of view

3 caucus A meeting of party leaders to discuss issues or to choose candidates.

4 nominate Name candidates to run for public office

5 registration Process of signing up to be a voter

6 media Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the internet.

7 Independent voters People who do not support a particular political party.

8 Political party An organization of citizens who wish to influence and control government by getting their members elected to office.

9 platform Statement of political party’s official stand on major public issues.

10 canvass Go door to door handing out information and asking people which candidate they support

11 Direct primary An election in which members of a political party choose candidates to run for office in the name of the party.

12 Split ticket Practice of voting for candidates of more than one party on the same ballot.

13 incumbent Someone who already holds the office for which he or she is running.

14 campaign A collection of all the efforts a candidate makes to win an election.

15 precincts Voting Districts

16 propaganda A message that is meant to influence people’s ideas, opinions, or actions in a certain way.

17 Democrats and Republicans 2 major political parties in the United States.

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