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102709 Gov General Election 100m

  1. 1. Good Day! DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 10/27/09 , Topic: General Election 2) On the next line, write “ Opener #34 ” 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: Untitled
  2. 2. Agenda 1) General Election Notes 2) Mock Election Prep What you will be able to do: 1) How do we select a president? Reminder 1) Mock Election: Tuesday, Nov 3 2) Test 3: Block Day, Nov 3-4
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Notes #34a , 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 .
  5. 5. Notes #34a , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 1) General Election (Nov) : Primary winner from each party (including 3 rd parties) fight. Ppl Vote > Electoral College Votes > Winner
  6. 6. Notes #34a , Title: “ General Election Notes ” 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.
  7. 7. Notes #34a , 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
  8. 8. House: 435 Senate: 100 DC: 3 435+100+3=538 http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/calculator/
  9. 9. Notes #34a , 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 .
  10. 11. 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 .
  11. 12. 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/
  12. 17. Barbara Lett-Simmons (2000)
  13. 19. 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
  14. 20. Work #34a , “ 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
  15. 21. Work #34b , “ 2008 EC Strategy ” 1) Read the chart with a partner ( write their name, decide which party are you working for ), and label map ( I-Impossible, L-Loyal , and S-Swing based on % ), AND add Loyal and Swing to your list until you get to 270. See board for examples. ADD UP L+S California 55 Hawaii 4 CIRCLE ANY S STATE New York 31 Total of L+S: 90 (180 to go)
  16. 23. Work #34c , Title “ Video: Kerry/Bush 2004 ” 1) Copy Source Title: So Goes the Nation (Ohio) 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
  17. 24. Kerry: 252, Bush: 286, Ohio: 20
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  20. 27. Homework: 1) Work on Mock Election roles from Handout #2 ( 100 points ) Mock Election To Do: 1) Complete roles by Friday 2) Spread the word 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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