Ch. 13-Electing The President

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Ch. 13-Electing The President

  1. 1. Electing A President
  2. 2. 1.When Americans elect a president they are actually electing
  3. 3. 2. Therefore electing a president-is it direct or indirect?
  4. 4. 3.So fundamentally, the race for The president is who can win the most- electoral or popular votes?
  5. 5. 4.The next presidential contest is
  6. 6. 5. The presidential race will start much earlier than 2012 because each party will select its lone representative through conventions, caucuses and _______________.
  7. 7. 6. Pennsylvania holds its primary in the winter or spring?
  8. 8. 7. In the summer all of the parties hold a week long_____________in a major city where their candidate is “crowned, a running mate is selected and the party platform is unveiled.”
  9. 9. 8. If you are an independent how many times do you vote in PA in a presidential election year?
  10. 10. 9. On the other hand, if you are a member of a political party how many times do you vote in a presidential election year if you live in PA?
  11. 11. 10.When is the general election?
  12. 12. 11. Is PA. an important state electorally?
  13. 13. 12. If Tony gets 3 million votes and Teresa gets 3 million and one votes who gets all of PA’s 21 electoral votes?
  14. 14. 13.To become president how many electoral votes does a candidate need? 170 270 250 320
  15. 15. 14. In December, following the General Election all the electors of the winning candidate in PA will journey to _________ to cast their vote for whoever they choose, although they almost always follow the popular mandate.
  16. 16. 15. If no candidate has 270 votes then the ___________selects the president.
  17. 17. Bonus Sometimes, the national popular vote does not match with state electoral numbers. When was the last time this situation occurred?
  18. 18. That would be ______

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