3 What is an electoral vote There are 535 electoral votes comprised of 435

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3. What is an electoral vote? There are 535 electoral votes comprised of 435 votes from house of representative and 100 from the senate. In order to win the presidency, the candidate must receivea majority of the votes 4. How many electoral votes are required to win the presidency? 270 4. Circle, highlight, or check the correct answer. The vote for president is based solely on the number of Americans voting for a particular candidate separate and apart from how many electoral votes the candidate receives. True False Mentor Note: When a candidate wins the plurality of the vote in a state, the candidate receives all of the state’s electoral votes. This means that when voters cast their ballots in favor of a presidential candidate, those votes are later formally cast by the electors. The number of electoral votes that a candidate needs to win the presidency is 270 (i.e., 270 electoral votes). Section 9.4 Campaigns Mentor Note: The party national convention is the national meeting of delegates selected in primaries and caucuses. These meetings usually take place the summer before the general election. It is here where the formal process of nominating the party’s presidential candidate takes place. This usually reflects the support of the leading candidate after primaries and caucuses/conventions have been held. During their national conventions, each party assembles a “party platform” (see Chapter 8), which is a series of statements of general policy expected to be pursued in the general election. Each of these policy statements is called a “plank.” Answer the following question: Page 29 of 50
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Study Guide Survey of United States Government and Constitution 1. What is the main purpose of an election campaign? Its an effort to persuade voters to choose one candidate over others competing for the same office. Supplemental Resource: Presidential and Congressional Campaigns video For a closer look at campaigning watch “ Presidential and Congressional Campaigns .” This video was created by one of the course mentors. The transcript for this video can be accessed here: Presidential and Congressional Campaigns Transcript . For additional practice, you can also complete the Presidential and Congressional Campaigns Knowledge Check to assess your learning. For additional information, please attend one of our live cohort sessions. If you feel you still need and would like further assistance, please contact the course mentor. __________________________________________________________________________________ Chapter 10: Interest Groups Section 10.1 Interest Groups and the American Political Tradition Answer the following questions: 1. Define interest group: a group of people who hare political goals and try to influence policy 2. Interest groups serve various functions; explain the following five functions below, include an example for each: Representation: interest group that represent people (ex national association of broadcasters) before their government.
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