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  • Still grading journals, Please take out a second sheet of paper for today’s opener. In case of a code red…
  • DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 11/04/10 , Topic: General Elections 2) Next line, write “ Opener #39 ” and then: 1) Write 1 high + 1 low in last 24 hours 2) Rate your understanding of yesterday: lost < 1-5 > too easy (3 is perfect) 3) Respond to the Opener by writing at least 1 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Announcements: None
  • Agenda 1) General Elections Primary Objective 1) How does America choose its president? Reminder 1) Complete podcast, pick election stories.
  • Review 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
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  • Notes #39a , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 1) General Election (Nov) : Primary winner from each party (including 3 rd parties) fight. Ppl Vote > Electoral College Votes > Winner 2) Electoral College (EC) (Dec) : Constitutionally created a safety check. Each state legislatures picks ppl to be electors (538). EC electors pledge to vote how state’s voters voted. 3) EC Representation : Each state gets # of electors equal to # US Senators (2) + # of US House members (53) . Total: 100+435+3 for DC=538 4) General Election is Winner Takes All (270): Unlike primaries, general elec is winner takes all . If someone wins plurality (more than others) of the voters, they get ALL that state’s electoral votes .
  • Notes #39a , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 1) General Election (Nov) : Primary winner from each party (including 3 rd parties) fight. Ppl Vote > Electoral College Votes > Winner (270)
  • Notes #39a , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 2) Electoral College (EC) (Dec) : Constitutionally created a safety check/state empowerment. Each state legislatures picks ppl to be electors (538). EC electors pledge to vote how state’s voters voted.
  • Notes #39a , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 3) EC Representation : Each state gets # of electors equal to # US Senators (2) + # of US House members (53) . Total: 100+435+3 for DC=538
  • House: 435 Senate: 100 DC: 3 435+100+3=538 http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/calculator/
  • Notes #39a , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 4) General Election is Winner Takes All (270): Unlike primaries, general elec is winner takes all . If someone wins plurality (more than others) of the voters, they get ALL that state’s electoral votes.
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  • 5) Electoral College Numbers: House (435)+ Senate (100)+DC (3)=538 . Over 50% to win the EC. 538/2=269. 269+1=270. So 270/538 to win .
  • House: 435 Senate: 100 DC: 3 435+100+3=538 538/2=269=50%, 270/538=50.1% http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/calculator/
  • If you won the 11 biggest states by 50.01% and no one in the next 39 states voted for you, you can win with 1/3 of America’s voters
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  • Barbara Lett-Simmons (2000)
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  • POPULATION EC US 296,410,404 538 California 36,553,215 55 Texas 23,904,380 34 New York 19,297,729 31 North Dakota 639,715 3 Vermont 621,254 3 Wyoming 522,830 3
  • Journ #39a , “ Electoral College 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: Ditch the EC 1) EC makes candidates ignore really liberal or conservative states 2) CA, biggest state totally ignored, give each voter equal voice 3) It’s confusing PRO: Keep the EC 1) Its worked so far (kinda) 2) Small states get at least 3 EC, they need an amplified voice 3) One day we might need the safety check
  • Notes #39b , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 6) Swing Strategy : Ignore loyal and opponent states, focus on swing. Current key swing states: Ohio, Florida, Nevada 7) Microtarget : Money + Time of Volunteers are Scarce, Target Use
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  • 2008: OBAMA: 365 MCCAIN: 173 69,456,897 (53%) 59,934,814 (46%)
  • 2004: BUSH: 286 KERRY: 251 62,040,610 (51%) 59,028,444 (48%)
  • 2000: BUSH: 271 Gore: 266 , 1 abstain 50,456,002 (49%) 50,999,897 (49%)
  • BUSH: 2,912,790 GORE: 2,912,253 Difference: 537 (MV Mock: 590)
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  • Journ #39b , Title “ Review Activity ” Review Activity Roles: not the real mock election i) Campaign Manager (leader/speech writer/debate prep) ii) Debater (What would you do as president?) iii) Ad Maker (make 5 ads) iv) Ad Maker (make 5 ads) DEM: Team 1: Edwards Team 2: Obama Team 3: Richardson Team 4: Clinton Team 5: Biden GOP: Team 6: McCain Team 7: Paul Team 8: Giuliani Team 9: Thompson 1) Write down your activity role 2) Prepare debate draft or ad in journal.
  • Journ #39b , Title “ Review Activity ” Election Day (ONLY VOTE WHEN ITS OUR TURN) Team 1: NH/IA: Team 2: CA/OR/WA: Team 3: NV/UT/AZ/CO/NM: Team 4: ND/SD/NE/KS/OK/TX: Team 5: AR/LA/MS/AL/GA/SC/TN/KY: Team 6: IN/OH/WV/VA/NC: Team 7: MN/WI/IL/IN/MI: Team 8: OH/FL/PA: Team 9: MD/DE/DC/NJ/CT/MA/NH/NY/ME: 2 extra participation points for primary winner and general election winner
  • Journ #39b , Title “ Review Activity ” Election Day (ONLY VOTE WHEN ITS OUR TURN) Team 1: NH/IA: 11 Team 2: CA/OR/WA: 73 Team 3: NV/UT/AZ/CO/NM: 34 Team 4: ND/SD/NE/KS/OK/TX: 58 Team 5: AR/LA/MS/AL/GA/SC/TN/KY: 72 Team 6: IN/OH/WV/VA/NC: 64 Team 7: MN/WI/IL/IN/MI: 69 Team 8: OH/FL/PA: 68 Team 9: MD/DE/DC/NJ/CT/MA/NH/NY/ME: 89 2 extra participation points for primary winner and general election winner
  • Journ #39b , “ 2012 EC Strategy ” 1) Read the chart with a partner ( write their name, decide which candidate are you working for ), and label your list ( I-Impossible, L-Loyal , and S-Swing based on % ), AND add Loyal and Swing to your list until you get to 270. CREATE A LIST AND ADD UP L+S California 55 Hawaii 4 New York 31 Total of L+S: should reach 270 http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/retro-POLCALCULATOR.html
  • HI: 4 AK: 3
  • Journ #39b , Title “ 2008 EC Strategy ” Hunstman: China Am/Ut Gov, worth $1 billion Obama: President Bloomberg: NYC Mayor, worth $18 billion Election Day (ONLY VOTE WHEN ITS OUR TURN) Team 1: NH/IA: 11 Team 2: CA/OR/WA: 73 Team 3: NV/UT/AZ/CO/NM: 34 Team 4: ND/SD/NE/KS/OK/TX: 58 Team 5: AR/LA/MS/AL/GA/SC/TN/KY: 72 Team 6: IN/OH/WV/VA/NC: 64 Team 7: MN/WI/IL/IN/MI: 69 Team 8: OH/FL/PA: 68 Team 9: MD/DE/DC/NJ/CT/MA/NH/NY/ME: 89
  • Journ #39c , Title “ Mock Election Preview ” 2) What will be your winning strategy? (keep in mind voter profile and regional characteristics)
  • Journ #39d , Title “ Student Election ” 1) Copy Source Title: Frontrunners 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
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  • John Boehner
  • Kamela Harris
  • Nikki Haley/Nimrata Randhawa
  • Gavin Newsom
  • Jon Favreau
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