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Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns

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Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns of candidates for elected office has been increasing for decades, and in the vast majority of elections held in recent years, the candidate who has received the most donated money has won. Only after changing campaign finance laws so that they better combat the money driven nature of today’s electoral process will we have a situation such that elections generally result in the most qualified candidates winning.

Which of the following must be assumed in coming to the above conclusion?

A. Voters would be better off if only the government were allowed to provide financing to campaigns of candidates for elected office.

B. It is not usually the case that, of the candidates running in an election, the candidate most qualified for the office sought receives the most in financial donations.

C. In the past, it was not the case that in the vast majority of elections the candidate who had received the most donated money won.

D. Campaign finance laws in effect currently are less effective in combating campaign finance related distortions of the electoral process than were laws in effect in the past.

E. There is no way for the average voter to determine which of the candidates in an election is the most qualified for the office the candidates are seeking.


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A. Voters would be better off if only the government were allowed to provide financing to campaigns of candidates for elected office. - Incorrect.

B. It is not usually the case that, of the candidates running in an election, the candidate most qualified for the office sought receives the most in financial donations. - Correct. If we negate this statement the argument falls apart.

C. In the past, it was not the case that in the vast majority of elections the candidate who had received the most donated money won. - Incorrect.

D. Campaign finance laws in effect currently are less effective in combating campaign finance related distortions of the electoral process than were laws in effect in the past. - Incorrect

E. There is no way for the average voter to determine which of the candidates in an election is the most qualified for the office the candidates are seeking. - Incorrect.
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Option B is correct.
Conclusion:
Only after changing campaign finance laws so that they better combat the money driven nature of today’s electoral process will we have a situation such that elections generally result in the most qualified candidates winning.
Negate Option B.
It is usually the case that, of the candidates running in an election, the candidate most qualified for the office sought receives the most in financial donations.
The Conclusion of the argument falls apart.
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