2012 Election ResultsJORDAN OHNMEIS, ELISSA OLIVEIRA, DAVID            WAINSCOTT
Presidential election results 332 Electoral college votes went for Barack Obama  (62,611,250 Popular Votes) 206 went to ...
Election map
Mandate-Give (someone) authority to act in a certain way Given the result of the election (Obama winning), Obama was give...
Voter turnout Voter turnout in several states (Hawaii, West Virginia, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas) actually set new rec...
Gubernatorial elections-Election of a governor by the state. 12 held in 2012 Rupublicans won 5 Democrats won 7 Republi...
2012 House elections D. Blue: Dems held. L. Blue: Dems took D. Red: Repub held. L. Red: Repub took
2012 Senate election D. Yellow: Ind hold L. Yellow: Ind Take
Swing states OH, IO, WI, NV, NH, and VA went dem. CO, NC, and FL went Repub.
Coattail effect The coattail effect is the tendency for a popular political party leader to attract votes for other candi...
Questions What is a mandate? A. A written demand B. Governmental request for action on a bill C. Giving someone authority...
Questions (cont.) How did Obama’s popular vote change from 2008 to 2012? A. 2012 was higher B. 2008 was higher
Questions (cont.) Which two states had record low voting turnouts? A. Hawaii B. Alaska C. New York D. Ohio
Questions (cont.) How many Gubernatorial elections were held in 2012? A. 9 B. 10 C. 12 D. 15
Questions (cont.) Which of the following is a swing state? A. Colorado B. California C. Texas D. Maine
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  1. 1. 2012 Election ResultsJORDAN OHNMEIS, ELISSA OLIVEIRA, DAVID WAINSCOTT
  2. 2. Presidential election results 332 Electoral college votes went for Barack Obama (62,611,250 Popular Votes) 206 went to Mitt Romney (59,134,475 Popular Votes)
  3. 3. Election map
  4. 4. Mandate-Give (someone) authority to act in a certain way Given the result of the election (Obama winning), Obama was given a Mandate by the public. i.e. The people have given him authority to act as president.
  5. 5. Voter turnout Voter turnout in several states (Hawaii, West Virginia, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas) actually set new records for lowest voter turnout in this election – contrasting 2004 and 2008’s recent upsurge of voting around the country. The trend of low voting numbers was characteristic across the country.
  6. 6. Gubernatorial elections-Election of a governor by the state. 12 held in 2012 Rupublicans won 5 Democrats won 7 Republicans won one away from democrats, bringing the totals higher in their favor.
  7. 7. 2012 House elections D. Blue: Dems held. L. Blue: Dems took D. Red: Repub held. L. Red: Repub took
  8. 8. 2012 Senate election D. Yellow: Ind hold L. Yellow: Ind Take
  9. 9. Swing states OH, IO, WI, NV, NH, and VA went dem. CO, NC, and FL went Repub.
  10. 10. Coattail effect The coattail effect is the tendency for a popular political party leader to attract votes for other candidates of the same party in an election. For example, in the United States, the party of a victorious presidential candidate will often win many seats in Congress as well; these congressmen are voted into office “on the coattails” of the president. (Wikipedia) Very little was seen in 2012. Lots of split-ticket voting occurred.
  11. 11. Questions What is a mandate? A. A written demand B. Governmental request for action on a bill C. Giving someone authority to act in some way
  12. 12. Questions (cont.) How did Obama’s popular vote change from 2008 to 2012? A. 2012 was higher B. 2008 was higher
  13. 13. Questions (cont.) Which two states had record low voting turnouts? A. Hawaii B. Alaska C. New York D. Ohio
  14. 14. Questions (cont.) How many Gubernatorial elections were held in 2012? A. 9 B. 10 C. 12 D. 15
  15. 15. Questions (cont.) Which of the following is a swing state? A. Colorado B. California C. Texas D. Maine

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