How to select a Candidate 1 .Character- Which person can I trust the most? 2.Qualifications- What education does this person have that would be helpful in the office they are seeking. 3. Experience- What experience does the person have that would help them deal with issues important to you. 4.Charisma-Will this person be able to move people to action.
How is the President Elected? 1. The Electoral college elects the president 2. Each state’s electors are equal to the number of representatives and senators. 3. The candidate with the majority of the electoral votes win.
Can a candidate win the popular vote and loose the election? In 1876 Rutherford B.Hayes beat Samuel Tilden. Hayes got 48% of the popular vote while Tilden got 51% . Hayes won 20 states while Tilden won 17. Hayes won 185 electoral votes while Tilden won 184
Who is running for President? Democrat Al Gore Republican George W. Bush
Yes, but in America’s “winner takes all” elections, they rarely win.
Serve as a protest vote.
Jesse Ventura—Reform Party
Representatives to Washington How is the number of representatives determined? Population of the state How often are representatives elected? Every 2 years How many representatives does Utah get? 3