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Elections

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Elections

  1. 1. U.S. Election Process
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>This presentation will inform you how we elect public officials such as the President of the Unites States. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics of Discussion <ul><li>How Elections are administered </li></ul><ul><li>Past Four President Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Voter turnout in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Electoral College </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Elections are Administered <ul><li>Based on Constitution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Article II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Created Executive Branch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Every Four Years (next 2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday after First Monday in Nov. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>President and Vice President serve Four Year Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum of Two Terms </li></ul>
  5. 5. Past Four President Elections <ul><li>George W. Bush (Republican) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defeated Al Gore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>William Jefferson Clinton (Democrat) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defeated Bob Dole </li></ul></ul><ul><li>George H.W. Bush (Republican) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defeated Michael Dukakis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ronald Reagan (Republican) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defeated Walter Mondale </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Voter Turnouts <ul><li>105,586,274 (51.3% of VAP) </li></ul><ul><li>96,456,345 </li></ul><ul><li>104,405,155 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Electoral College <ul><li>Indirect Election </li></ul><ul><li>Equal to # of Senators and Reps. In Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Electors Cast Ballots and Send to Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible for someone to win popular vote and lose election! </li></ul></ul>

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