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Campaigns and Elections
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  • Slide 1 - Campaigns and Elections
  • Slide 2 - The Structure of American Elections Structured to limit popular control and minimize chances of factions controlling government Schedule Terms Geography
  • Slide 3 - Political Geography of House districts Apportionment Gerrymandering
  • Slide 4 - Electoral College Created to provide a check on popular will Allocation of Electoral Votes based on size of states’ congressional delegation Thwarting the Popular Vote 1876—Hayes over Tilden (controversial) 1888—Harrison over Cleveland 2000—Bush over Gore (controversial)
  • Slide 5 - Elections in the U.S. Occur in Two Stages Nomination (Primaries) The General Election Campaign
  • Slide 6 - Functions of campaigns Inform Persuade Mobilize
  • Slide 7 - Impact of campaigns Conventions Usually the most important campaign events Frequently produce large swings in public opinion Large swings are not always decisive Debates More modest effects Generally informative, especially for low-information voters Minimal effects? Leader on Labor Day almost always wins
  • Slide 8 - Perspectives on Voting Behavior Social-psychological model Party Identification Social groups Retrospective Voting Reward-punishment Valence issues Prospective Voting Issue proximity Positional issues
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  • Slide 10 - Factors Influencing Voters in 2000
  • Slide 11 - Predicting Election Outcomes Economy Presidential Approval Terms in Office
  • Slide 12 - Why Isn’t Al Gore President? Economy and Presidential Approval? Clinton Fatigue? Campaign? Information Environment?
  • Slide 13 - Political Participation Activities we undertake to choose leaders, give information to government, take part in politics. Many modes of participation Conventional Unconventional
  • Slide 14 - Who Votes? Demographic groups Socioeconomic Status Age Race Religion Gender Resources
  • Slide 15 - Who Votes (cont.)? Political Attitudes Partisanship Efficacy Civic Duty Political Knowledge Interest
  • Slide 16 - Who Votes?
  • Slide 17 - (De)Mobilization Activities Party and group activities Campaign spending Competition, information, GOTV Type of election Information, interest Registration Requirements
  • Slide 18 - Trends in Voter Turnout Declining turnout since 1960 Explanations Does low turnout matter? Cross-national Comparisons: Why is turnout so low in the U.S.? Underlying Civic Attitudes? Differences in political systems?

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