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Unformatted text preview: 10-22-07 Economics, Bohon. Electoral college-representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect the pres.-winner take all system.. if you win in one state u get the whole state Electoral college representative- each state has electoral votes equal to the number of representatives plus the two us senators California has 55 electoral votes (53 members in the house of rep. plus 2 US senators).-the 23 rd amendment grants the D.C. three electoral votes. Electoral College Rationale-the electoral college originally wight in favor of states with small population. Number of Reps 435 Number of Senators 100 DC electoral votes 3 TOTAL 538 Electoral map- Shows red and blue states, also how many EV each state gets.-Purple map shows districts Faithless electors-Electors who do not vote for their partys designated candidate. Effects of electoral college-discourages regionalism-discourages third parties-gives greater political weigh to minorities-encourages political apathy and cynicism Demographics -the statistical characteristics of human populations (as age or income) used especially to identify markets How many people in the US? 305,000,000 people. 13% African American. 14% Hispanic Culture-The norms, values, and beliefs of a society Political Culture-attitudes towards the political system and its various parts, and attitudes toward the role of the self in the system. Political Socialization-the process through which an individual acquires their political norms, values and beliefs Agents of Socialization-family-School-Church-Peers-media HEATHER HAS TWO MO M M I ES- A girl has two lesbian mothers.. should it be allowed in school??- Many books are banned because of sexual reasons Two Basic American Ethoses-Democracy- we are taught as little kids to vote for a lot of things....
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