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
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
Spot Quiz (10 Points)/Mock Quiz i) Write your name and period ii) Next line, write title: Mock Election Quiz
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?
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
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)
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
2) Party Convention (Aug): Who ever gets a majority (>50%) delegates wins . DEM: 2000 /4000* GOP 1000 /2000*
3) Contested Convention (Aug) If no one can get to the 50% on first vote, then delegates are released to vote however they want .
4) Primary Voters : Primaries draw more extreme party members , candidates start extreme, and go moderate during gen elec
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.
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.
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
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
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 )