What is political machine?

  • (noun): A group that controls the activities of a political party.
    Synonyms: machine

Political Machine

A political machine is a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses (usually campaign workers), who receive rewards for their efforts. The machine's power is based on the ability of the workers to get out the vote for their candidates on election day.

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The Political Machine 2008
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The Cat's-Paw - Plot
... He is promptly enlisted by the corrupt political machine of the fictional city of Stockport, led by the corrupt boss Jake Mayo (George Barbier) to ... He is expected to be the "cat's paw" of the political machine ... campaign to clean his town of its corrupt political machine ...
Political Machines in The United States
... Louis — were accused of using political machines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ... under inefficient government." Each city's machine lived under a hierarchical system with a "boss" who held the allegiance of local business leaders, elected officials and their appointees, and who knew the ... Benefits and problems both resulted from the rule of political machines ...
First Lensman - Plot Synopsis
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