HW: 11.2, 11.3, 11.6, 11.7Words tomemorize:Attack ads: Ads that criticize the opponents records, image, and their positionson certain issues.Daisy ad: An attack ad which attacked candidate senator Barry Goldwater, bypointing out his willingness to use nuclear weapons. It showed a girl plucking adaisy and counting to ten, ten a robotic voice comes out of nowhere and countsto ten for her(the correct way) and when it hits zero a bomb blows everything up.Ad watches: Sources such as websites, tv stations, etc whose goal is to disproveor show the misinformation used in ads.Debates are held between candidates running for office, they have become aritual.General Election: A scheduled election where voters elect people for offices.Spin: Propaganda, giving a biased interpretation to influence public opinions.Horse Race Coverage: News that focuses on which candidate is leading andwhich is trailing behind based on their standing in the polls.Scandal: Misconduct in the office, illegal drug use, etc. It's a news staple andsometimes a candidate's opponents are the one that brings it to a reporter'sattention.A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or .Movement. (A meeting of people who support a specific party).Primary elections, often abbreviated to primaries, are a process by which voterscan indicate their preference for their party's candidate, or a candidate in general,in an upcoming general election, local election, or by-election.( A process wherevoters can show their support for a candidate from their political party. )Front load primaries- a decision to move a primary meeting earlier to get moremedia attention & increase their inﬂuence on the presidential nomination.Super delegates- the like top people in politics such as governors, nationalcommittee, & members in congress.Nominating Conventions:National nominating conventions: they hold this at the end of every year to pickthe president and the vice president candidatesConventions: A general meeting of a political party.Post-Convention Bounce: A surge of support that presidential candidates in bothparties enjoy after the national convention gets televised.
Electoral college: A group of people named by each state legislature to select thepresident and vice president.Swing States: A state that does not consistently vote either Democratic orRepublican in presidential elections.Safe states: states where one candidate has strong enough support that they cansafely assume that they will win the state's votes.Winner takes all system: An electoral system where legislative seats are onlygiven to candidates who came in first.Congressional elections: Elections that occur every 2 years where voters choose⅓ of the house of senates and every member of the house of representatives.Midterm Elections: Elections that happen halfway between the presidentialelections.