Question and answer
The detailed provisions of federal election laws are important a. because most U.S. elections are for federal offices. b. because they are specifically listed in the Constitution. c. to prevent State
voter registration requirements. d. to maintain honest and free elections at all levels
D. To maintain honest and free elections at all levels Election laws regulate who votes, when and how they vote, for whom they can vote, how campaigns are conducted, and how votes are recorded, counted, and allocated. [ The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1870) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race and the Nineteenth (1920) on the basis of gender. Congress has set uniform
dates for congressional, senatorial, and presidential elections, and it requires all members of Congress to be elected from contiguous, single-member districts. In three major federal laws, the Tillman Act (1907), the Federal Election Campaign Act (1971, 1974), and the McCain-Feingold Act (2002), Congress sought to reduce fraud and curb the influence of rich interest groups. Loopholes in these laws, often created or widened by court decisions, have diminished their effectiveness. By contrast, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, inspired by the civil rights movement and pushed through Congress by President Lyndon B. Johnson, quickly eliminated remaining racial discrimination in voting qualifications and gradually reduced discrimination in electoral practices such as redistricting. Source(s): Issacharoff, Samuel, Pamela S. Karlan, and Richard H. Pildes. The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1998. Lowenstein, Daniel Hays, and Richard L. Hasen. Election Law: Cases and Materials. 2d ed. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2001. ]
Expert answered|jbgingz|Points 301|
Question
Asked 6/12/2013 4:08:59 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Which of the following BEST describes a major motivation of contributors to political campaigns? a. Money fuels democracy. b. Politics is charity for government. c. Money = influence. d. Let’s lighten the candidate’s load
Weegy: Which of the following BEST describes a major motivation of contributors to political campaigns? answer: c. Money = influence. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 6/12/2013 4:11:40 PM
0 Answers/Comments
At what level of government does a labor union attempt to influence policy? a. only at the national level of government b. at the state and local levels c. only at the international level d. at all levels of government
Weegy: At what level of government does a labor union attempt to influence policy? answer:d. at all levels of government (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 6/12/2013 4:22:00 PM
0 Answers/Comments
21,047,038 questions answered
Popular Conversations
__________ is someone whose opinion is valued in the decision-making ...
Weegy: The INFLUENCER is someone whose opinion is valued in the decision-making process. User: the person who ...
5/23/2015 12:34:09 PM| 2 Answers
What does polynomial mean?
Weegy: The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree of its terms when the polynomial is expressed in its canonical ...
5/23/2015 12:53:01 PM| 2 Answers
It is expected that US forests will _______. a. not be able to meet ...
Weegy: It is expected that US forests will provide increasingly cheaper timber. User: Which of the following best ...
5/23/2015 11:00:26 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
Points 706 [Total 1236]| Ratings 2| Comments 686| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 515 [Total 523]| Ratings 1| Comments 505| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 460 [Total 852]| Ratings 1| Comments 450| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
P
1
P
1
Points 248 [Total 8994]| Ratings 0| Comments 248| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
Points 235 [Total 2712]| Ratings 0| Comments 235| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 67 [Total 8250]| Ratings 0| Comments 67| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 56 [Total 3810]| Ratings 2| Comments 36| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 33 [Total 53]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
R
Points 28 [Total 1315]| Ratings 0| Comments 28| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 14 [Total 14]| Ratings 0| Comments 14| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.