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102209 Gov Primaries 50m

  1. 1. Good Day! DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 10/22/09 , Topic: Primary Election 2) On the next line, write “ Opener #32 ” and then: 1) Plot your mood, reflect in 1 sent . 2) Respond to the opener by writing at least 2 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Other things going on in the news. Announcements: None Intro Music: Moby - Porclean
  2. 2. Agenda 1) Political Parties and Primaries 2) Primary Simulation Nov 3: Mock Election (role selection) What you will be able to do: 1) What do political parties do? Reminder 1) Test postponed a week, find & complete your 4 news pods
  3. 3. Spot Quiz (10 Points)/Mock Quiz i) Write your name and period ii) Next line, write title: Mock Election Quiz
  4. 4. Spot Quiz (10 Points)/Mock Quiz i) Write your name and period ii) Next line, write title: Mock Election Quiz 1) How many electoral votes does it take to win? 2) When is the mock election? 3) What is your mock election role?
  5. 5. Review 1) Primaries : Voters help chose party’s nominee (parties don’t have to have prim.) 2) Delegates : Delegates are a “middle man” in primary process, voters choose del > del. choose nominee ( del. are politicians + active party ppl ) 3) Primaries in 4 Steps (Jan-June) : a) Each party chooses dates to hold primary elections + decides how many delegates each state gets b) After each election, most state’s have delegates awarded proportional to the results . c) Delegates go to party convention to vote (Aug) d) Who ever gets >50% del. vote is nominee
  6. 6. 4) Iowa and New Hampshire (Jan) : Earliest by tradition, give low budget candidates more chance since states are so small (CA: Feb). Other states race to be early. 5) Two Kinds of Primaries: a) Primary : People just vote, no debating. a) Pick up ballot b) Drop off ballot c) Count Most common form (CA) b) Caucus : People debate before voting. a) Pick a corner. b) Debate c) Count Less voters, more party activists vote (IA)
  7. 7. Notes #32a , Title: “ Primary Notes ” 1) Primary Elections (Jan-Jun) Voters Vote Based on Voter Results, Delegated Pledged to Candidates Delegates go to Convention (Aug), 50%+ is winner. Dem: 20% of del. Are super del, pledged to no one. Focus most energy on first 2: IA, NH (Jan) Gen elec in Nov
  8. 8. 2) Party Convention (Aug): Who ever gets a majority (>50%) delegates wins . DEM: 2000 /4000* GOP 1000 /2000*
  9. 9. 3) Contested Convention (Aug) If no one can get to the 50% on first vote, then delegates are released to vote however they want .
  10. 10. 4) Primary Voters : Primaries draw more extreme party members , candidates start extreme, and go moderate during gen elec
  11. 11. Who can vote in the primary? 1) Closed Ballot : Only registered party members can vote. 2) Open Ballot : Any registered voter can request ONE primary ballot 3) CA (Modified) Ballot (2/05) : DEM open to DTS if they request DEM ballot, GOP closed, only GOP can vote. 4) Open Primary : Just 1 primary, any voter can vote, regardless of party, top 2 move to general election regardless of party.
  12. 12. Work #32a , “ Open Primary Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Keep Closed Prim 1) Party’s are semi-private and should be allowed to control the process 2) In liberal places like here, there would be 2 Dem in Gen Ele, no GOP that’s less choice PRO: Open Primary 1) Most voters are DTS (decline to state) 2) Only letting party members vote encourages candidates to be extreme and makes gen. elec a waste.
  13. 13. February 5, 2008, after Iowa and NH
  14. 14. Work #32b , Title “ Primary Project ” a) Leader: Executes the instructions, maintains morale through compliments, maximizes everyone’s contribution, and holds a larger responsibility for the task ( Fills out project sheet, +- 2 EC point ). b) Actor: Acting in the team ad. c) Debater: Debates in the class debate on Friday. d) Logistics: Handles materials/tech, pick up, and clean up. Guides group research and ensures the task done educationally/factually. Task: Prepare to promote your candidate in primary/caucus Work Product: Video ad of your candidate Individually (after everyone is done with the project) 1) Fill out a voter registration form 2) Decide which candidate you will vote for (NOT your own) 3) Vote in the primary or caucus Leader Pick Up: Envelope (begin filling out) Logistics Pick Up: Research Sheet Order: 1-IA (C): , 2-NH, 3-7-Super Tuesday, 8-South Dakota
  15. 15. Work #32c , Title “ Video: Primaries ” 1) Copy Source Title: HBO Journey’s with George 2…) Discuss questions on the board with a partner. Summarize your discussion ( include their name at the end ). Remember participation points are deducted if off task. 5 Reading/Film Qs Come From These Work Sections
  16. 16. Homework: 1) Pick and listen to your 4 news podcast by next Monday. Embrace the freedom that this very moment is a fresh chance to make yourself the person you want to be. Workbook Check: If your name is called, drop off your workbook with Mr. Chiang ( if requested, points lost if your workbook is not turned in )
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