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2008 Presidential Election

2008 Presidential Election Mr. Lickteig Team 9 Fort Riley Middle School
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absentee ballot
a ballot used for voting at home before the election instead of at your polling place
ballot
a form you mark when you vote to indicate your choices
general election
the FALL election where anyone can vote for any canidate
primary election
the EARLY election where different political parties pick their canidates
non-partisan
not tied to any political party or point of view
petition
a form proposing a new law and requesting VOTER SIGNATURES
political party
a group that shares the same views about government and works together to win elections
polling place
where you vote
vote
to mark a ballot picking who or what you vote for
partisan
being directly linked or allied with a particular political party or view
incumbent
someone who holds office or is running for re-election
canidate
someone who is running for political office
conservative
wanting to maintain existing views, do not want change
liberal
political view based on progress, changing views
moderate
tending to vote in the middle
slander
an untruthful ORAL statement about someone that harms their reputation
libel
an untruthful WRITTEN statement about someone that harms their reputation
propaganda
a set of messages aimed to influence people's views on issues, events, people, or products
fallacy
techniques used by advertisers to persuade consumers
politcal platform
the beliefs of a political party
fact
PROVEN information, backed up with real data
opinion
a PERSONAL VIEW of an issue or subject
6
number of electoral votes KS is worth
senators and representatives
to find the electoral value of a state, you add these two things together
McCain
the Republican nominee for the 2008 election
Obama
the Democrat nominee for the 2008 election
Washington DC
the total number of senators and representatives is 535, but you add 3 for this area
538
the total number of electors available
270
the "magic number", the number of electors needed to win the election
politcal parties
Democrat, Republican and Independents
political views
liberal, conservative, and moderate
Obama
winner of the 2008 election