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Answer the following questions on the Presidential selection process (3).

1.        What are the three methods used to select delegates?

2.        Which method of delegate selection was first used?

3.        Which method of delegate selection did Andrew Jackson initiate?

4.        Which method was a reform of the Progressive Movement?

5.        When does the selection of delegates take place?

6.        What determines the method of selection for each state?

7.        Who selects the nominee for vice-president?

8.        Describe a platform.

9.        Who chooses a party’s nominee?

10.     Describe four functions of a Nominating Convention?

11.     When does the Presidential Nominating Convention take place?

12.     What decision rule is used by the Convention?

13.     Describe the majority decision rule?

14.     Describe the plurality decision rule?

15.     Describe the proportional representation decision rule?

16.     Who is actually being voted for in a popular vote?

17.     How many electors are designated for Washington D.C.?

18.     What is the total number of electors?

19.     How many electors are designated for the number of Senators?

20.     How many electors are designated for the number of House Representatives?

21.     What single factor influences the amount of electors a state will have?

22.     When does the popular vote take place?

23.     Which decision rule is used in the popular vote?

24.     Where does the electoral vote take place in each state?

25.     What is the number of a state’s electors equal to?

26.     What is the minimal amount of electors a state can have?

27.     What is the relationship between population and electors?

28.     Would you expect that a heavily populated state has more influence in an election

than a sparsely populated state? 

29.     How many electors are needed for a nominee to win the Presidency?

30.     If a nominee receives half of the electors, would he win the presidency?

31.     Explain the possibility of the faithless elector?

32.     Who decides the presidency if no nominee receives a majority?

33.     When does the electoral vote take place?

34.     How is a majority different from a plurality?

35.     How many votes are allocated to each state if the House is to decide an election?

36.     How many votes does one nominee need when the House decides an election?

37.     Who may hold the balance of power in the House vote?

38.     When do the House of Representatives vote?

39.     What decision rule is used in the House?

40.     Is the election process different for major and minor parties?.


MATCHINGOn your Scantron sheet, please use a #2 pencil to fill in the letter of the best choice to match each numbered item. Each letter is used as an answer in each section. You may write on this sheet, but be sure to turn it in.


            41. The first method of delegate selection.                                                                              A. state convention

42. The method of delegate selection initiated by Andrew Jackson.                                  B. caucus

            43. This method was a reform of the progressive movement                                                C. platform

            44. Summary of a party’s agenda.                                                                                             D. state law

            45. Method of selection is determined by.                                                                               E. primary election


            46. Needing one more than half of the voters.                                                                        A. 270

            47. Needing more votes than any other candidate                                                                 B. 538

            48. Total number of electors.                                                                                                      C. plurality

            49. Number of electors needed to win presidency.                                                                 D. majority

            50. Number of electors given to Washington D.C.                                                                 E. 3