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Alba: I don’t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next election.

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Alba: I don’t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next election. She is not a strong supporter of the war against crime.

Tam: But Senator Frank sponsored the latest anticrime law passed by the Senate.

Alba: If Senator Frank sponsored it, it can’t be a very strong anticrime law.

Which of the following identifies the most serious logical flaw in Alba’s reasoning?

(A) The facts she presents do not support her conclusion that Senator Frank is soft on crime.
(B) She assumes without proof that crime is the most important issue in the upcoming election.
(C) She argues in a circle, using an unsupported assertion to dismiss conflicting evidence.
(D) She attacks Senator Frank on personal grounds rather than on he merit as a political leader.
(E) In deciding not to vote for Senator Frank, she fails to consider issues other than crime.

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C is the most probable answer

All other options are not related to the reasoning at hand
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A - there is no evidence for her assumption.
B - irrelevant
C - Correct
D - irrelevant
E - irrelevant

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IMO C: is correct
She argues in a circle, using an unsupported assertion to dismiss conflicting evidence.

Alba: I don’t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next election. She is not a strong supporter of the war against crime.

Tam: But Senator Frank sponsored the latest anticrime law passed by the Senate.

Alba: If Senator Frank sponsored it, it can’t be a very strong anticrime law.

Which of the following identifies the most serious logical flaw in Alba’s reasoning?

(A) The facts she presents do not support her conclusion that Senator Frank is soft on crime.
(B) She assumes without proof that crime is the most important issue in the upcoming election.
(C) She argues in a circle, using an unsupported assertion to dismiss conflicting evidence.
(D) She attacks Senator Frank on personal grounds rather than on he merit as a political leader.
(E) In deciding not to vote for Senator Frank, she fails to consider issues other than crime.
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Her reasoning questions the credentials of the anticrime law, which is not sync with her claim that Senator is not a supporter of war against crime in the first place.
So, her reasoning does not support her claim

IMO Option A
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The right answer is option C.

Alba: I don’t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next election. She is not a strong supporter of the war against crime.
Tam: But Senator Frank sponsored the latest anticrime law passed by the Senate.
Alba: If Senator Frank sponsored it, it can’t be a very strong anticrime law.

Alba Concluded that she does not intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next election on the premise that the Senator is not a strong supporter of the war against crime.
Tam came in provided a fact that the Senator actually sponsored the latest anticrime law passes by the Senate. Alba maintained her stance by claiming that if the Senator sponsored the latest anticrime law, then the law in question couldn't be a very strong anticrime law.

What does Alba mean by the law that was sponsored by Senator Frank is not a strong anticrime law? She doesn't provide any further explanations to justify why she thinks the law couldn't be a strong anticrime law. She, therefore, failed to provide a valid fact to counter the fact provided by Tam that Senator Frank actually sponsored the latest anticrime law passes by Senate.

Option C states that Alba argues in a circle, using an unsupported assertion to dismiss conflicting evidence. This is exactly the flaw in Alba reasoning in line with the above. The answer is, therefore, option C in my view.
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Alba: I don’t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next election. She is not a strong supporter of the war against crime.

Tam: But Senator Frank sponsored the latest anticrime law passed by the Senate.

Alba: If Senator Frank sponsored it, it can’t be a very strong anticrime law.

Which of the following identifies the most serious logical flaw in Alba’s reasoning?

(A) The facts she presents do not support her conclusion that Senator Frank is soft on crime.
(B) She assumes without proof that crime is the most important issue in the upcoming election.
(C) She argues in a circle, using an unsupported assertion to dismiss conflicting evidence.
(D) She attacks Senator Frank on personal grounds rather than on he merit as a political leader.
(E) In deciding not to vote for Senator Frank, she fails to consider issues other than crime.


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Alba believes that, [prem] since F is not a strong supporter of war on crime, F's support for an anticrime law is not enough to change Alba's mind; even though, these are explicitly conflicting.

(A) the fact she presented that F does not strongly support war on crime, might support her conclusion;
(B) irrelevant;
(D) irrelevant;
(E) irrelevant;

Ans (C) F does not strongly support war, however, she did support an anticrime law - these are conflicting, and Alba dismissed this.
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Alba claims that she won't vote for senator Frank because he does not support war crime. She also refutes the argument that senator had sponsored the latest anti crime law by saying the law was not strong.

IMO C

She is arguing in a circle and refutes the evidence

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