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How the Electoral College Works

How the Electoral College Works
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100 days: America in a time of Trump Image copyright Chris Kindred Presidential elections are always something of a national Rorschach test. The reaction to candidates, like the perception of inkblots, helps to divulge the nation's character, underlying disorders and emotional condition. Donald Trump's unexpected victory showed that America had a split personality. It also revealed that, among his 62 million supporters, rage and fear were over-riding emotions. The first 100 days of an administration, though in many ways a bogus measure, can also be diagnostic. Also they are indicative of the health of US democracy: the functioning of its institutions, executive, legislative and judicial; the workability of the US constitution and the dispersion of political, economic and cultural power. Inauguration day was a celebration for some, a convulsion for others. The Character of the Presidency The vocabulary of President Trump, if not all his policies, is much the same as that of candidate Trump. Image copyright Getty Images

Michelle Obama on Donald Trump: Watch the Full Speech - Motto First Lady Michelle Obama delivered an impassioned, searing response on Thursday to Donald Trump’s comments about women that surfaced in a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood tape. “I have to tell you that I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” she said. “It is cruel. It’s frightening. Watch her full speech above, and read the transcript here.

How America Elects: Who Can Run For President? Accessibility links Languages VOA Learning English How America Elects: Who Can Run For President? PreviousNext Breaking News Live How America Elects: Who Can Run For President? January 23, 2016 Embed How America Elects: Who Can Run For President? The code has been copied to your clipboard. The URL has been copied to your clipboard No media source currently available Direct link Every four years, the citizens of the U.S. elect a president. See comments See comments (1) This forum has been closed. hassan nuur 01/24/2016 5:18 PMHow many ways to learn english See TV Programs See Radio Programs Back to top Identifying the 2020 Battleground States - Electoral Vote Map When we forecast the 2020 electoral map based on the 2018 midterm election results, it becomes very clear that President Trump must wage a two-front war to win re-election in a new set of 2020 battleground states: He must defend the Rust Belt states that sealed his victory in 2016, also defend against clear Republican erosion in the Sunbelt. As former Clinton political director Doug Sosnik told Axios just after the 2018 elections: “Changing demographics and Trump have blown up the electoral map that has dominated American politics since 1992.” Looking Ahead to the 2020 Election Sosnik projects that there could be more tossup states in the South and Southwest than in the Midwest — with almost twice the number of electoral votes at stake. He notes that the midterm elections also showed “that without Hillary atop the ticket, Midwest states like Wisconsin are tough for Trump, and Southern states with rising Hispanic populations are slowly growing more Democratic.” The 2020 Battleground States

US election 2020 : All you need to know about the presidential race Image copyright Getty Images The race for the White House has begun in earnest, and the outcome of the 2020 US general election will have an impact around the world. So what stage are we at now and how do you win the presidency? This will be a presidential campaign like no other. President Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, and Mr Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, have effectively moved their campaigns indoors, skipping the rallies and rope lines that are typically front and centre in an election season. In the coming months we'll find out who has won over enough voters - in the midst of a pandemic - to clinch the presidency in November. From caucuses to conventions, here's what you need to know about the presidential election. What are the main parties? Unlike many other countries, in the US, there are only two parties considered by most voters - the Democrats (the liberal, left-of-centre party) and the Republicans (the conservative, right-of-centre party). What about caucuses?

How America Elects: U.S. Political Parties Accessibility links Languages VOA Learning English How America Elects: U.S. Political Parties PreviousNext Breaking News Live How America Elects: U.S. March 25, 2016 Embed How America Elects: U.S. The code has been copied to your clipboard. The URL has been copied to your clipboard No media source currently available Direct link See TV Programs See Radio Programs Back to top

2020 Presidential Election Interactive Map - Electoral Vote Map US Presidential Election, 7-B1 | This theme page presents lesson plans and materials to learn about the US presidential election of 2020 in years 6-9 and above (A2-B1) of the Swedish Compulsory School. Related pages: U.S. Government, The USA Now, The Presidential Inauguration 2021 Last edited Jan 6th, 2021 Post Election Day Follow the Race Background Warm-up Vocabulary Lesson Plans Reading Audiobook Listening Viewing Primaries Electoral College Presidential Elections Exit Polls US President Quizz Interactive This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.Election GlossaryRoad to the White House 2016

Trump’s RNC 2020 opening speech got things off to a dark start President Donald Trump opened the 2020 Republican National Convention on a very dark note, delivering a rally-style speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, that began with him teasing the idea of serving more than two terms and ended with him warning that Democrats intend to steal the election. “If you really want to drive them crazy, you say ‘12 more years,’” Trump began, as the audience chanted “12 more years!” back at him. “Because we caught them doing some really bad things in 2016. Let’s see what happens.” Trump returned to the theme of a stolen election at the end. “Be very, very careful,” he concluded. "Be very, very careful ... don't let them take it away from you" -- Trump ends his 2020 RNC rally speech in North Carolina on an ominous note— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 24, 2020 Trump vowed Sunday night on Fox News that the RNC would be “very uplifting and positive,” yet the speech he delivered on Monday suggested it will be anything but. “12 more years!”

Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Educators This election has been unlike any in modern history. According to a survey of educators by Teaching Tolerance, the campaign’s contentious tone has spilled over into classrooms. Presidential elections are exciting for students and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate a range of issues in the classroom. But this year, that excitement is more likely to turn into conflict. Setting ground rules and promoting civility in debates can help students avoid conflicts and encourage fruitful debates. Once you've covered these basics, students will be better equipped to explore, discuss, and debate the issues. Election 2016: Lesson Plans, Resources, and Primary Sources Election Central From PBS LearningMedia: This collection features a little bit of everything: election news, history, and ideas for facilitating classroom debates. C-SPAN Road to the White House: If you're looking for video clips of the candidates, this is your source. Additional Election and Political Classroom Resources

Ten of the Most Successful Presidential Campaign Ads Ever Made (with Lesson Plan) | KQED That's according to University of Wisconsin Journalism Professor James L. Baughman, who documents the rapid rise of TV in American life. "No other household technology," he writes, "not the telephone or indoor plumbing, had ever spread so rapidly into so many homes." It didn't take political campaigns long to catch on to the enormous potential this new technology offered: a green light to instantly infiltrate the living rooms of millions of Americans, more directly, personally, and visually than ever before. The very first televised campaign ads were launched in the 1952 presidential race. The Living Room Candidate, a project of the Museum of the Moving Image, is an impressively thorough and well curated repository of presidential campaign ads in every election since 1952. Dwight D. This seemingly quaint commercial helped Eisenhower trounce his Democratic opponent Adlai Stevenson. John F. At 43, John F. Kennedy won with 56 percent of the electoral vote. Lyndon B. Part of Lyndon B.

Why I walked away from Democrats to support President Trump (opinion) A Black man who grew up in the Deep South had that amazing honor -- think about that. My parents had very limited education, but they instilled an indelible value system in me that laid the foundation for me to be successful. They emphasized the importance of working hard, treating others with respect, and always having faith in Almighty God. I'm sure many watching on Monday night were puzzled about my participation in the Republican National Convention for President Donald J. My fellow Black Americans are expected to fit a certain mold and think a certain way. The purpose of my speech was to serve as a culture shock, helping others break free of the groupthink-shackles placed on us by White liberals. After watching the 2016 presidential campaign efforts, President Trump seemed to me to be one of the only Republican candidates to recognize that. Trump uttered those famous words to tens of millions of Black Americans across our land, "what the hell do you have to lose?"

Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit Voting! What's It All About? Students explore a variety of sources for information about voting. Grades 4 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Vote for Me! This lesson encourages students in grades 4 and 5 to think critically and write persuasively by focusing on preparing, presenting, and evaluating mock campaign speeches. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads Students analyze propaganda techniques used in pieces of literature and political advertisements. Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists Students explore and analyze the techniques that political (or editorial) cartoonists use and draw conclusions about why the cartoonists choose those techniques to communicate their messages. Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Vote for Me!

US Government for Kids: Running for Office History >> US Government In order to be elected for public office, candidates must convince people to vote for them. This is called "running for office." In some cases, like when running for president, running for office can be a full time job. There are a lot of things to do when running for office. We've outlined the process a candidate may go through below. Requirements for Office Once a person has decided to run for office, the first thing they must do is make sure they meet the requirements. Choosing a Party Today, most people run for office as part of a political party. Budget Running for office is hard to do without money. Campaign Team The candidate will also want to put together a campaign team. A Good Slogan One of the things many candidates do is come up with a catchy slogan. President Nixon Campaignsfrom the White House Press Office Campaigning As the election gets closer, the candidate will begin to campaign. Issues Debates Another part of running for office is the debate.