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Candidates, Voting, & The Electorate. Who they are. 537 Elected federal officials Occupation Lawyers – 56 with JD, 49 practiced Business – Various backgrounds, 7 with MBA 19 Career Politicians, 2 MDs, 2 Military, and various others Race, Gender, Personal background

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who they are
Who they are
  • 537 Elected federal officials
  • Occupation
    • Lawyers – 56 with JD, 49 practiced
    • Business – Various backgrounds, 7 with MBA
    • 19 Career Politicians, 2 MDs, 2 Military, and various others
  • Race, Gender, Personal background
    • Predominantly white, male, and Christian and straight
  • Service vs. Self-interest
eligibility
Eligibility
  • President: natural born citizen, 35 yrs old, 14 yrs residence
  • Vice-President: Same as President, but must be from different state
  • Senator: Citizen for 9 years, 30 yrs old and resident of state
  • Representative: Citizen for 7 years, 25 yrs old and resident of state
campaigning
Campaigning
  • Candidate-Centered
    • Result of tech advance and cost
    • Need for large campaign organization
      • Raise money, get media coverage, shape image, conduct research and polling
    • Less dependence on Party
      • Increase in Independents
strategy
Strategy
  • Political Consultants
    • Hired to create strategy and run campaign
    • Tend to be partisan, expensive
  • Three Pronged Strategy
    • Viability and Appeal
    • Polling
    • Focus Groups
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Willard Mitt Romney
  • Republican
  • Age: 64
  • Education: BA from BYU; JD/MBA Harvard
  • Work experience: Founded Bain Capital, Chaired 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Government Experience: Governor of Massachusetts, 2003 – 2007
  • Achievements: Romneycare, Education, 2002 Olympics, Bain,
barack hussein obama ii
Barack Hussein Obama II
  • Democrat
  • Age: 50
  • Education: BA Columbia, JD Harvard
  • Work Experience: Community Organizer, Civil Rights Lawyer, Law Professor
  • Government Experience: IL state senate 97-04, U.S. Senate 05-08, POTUS 09 –
  • Achievements:Obamacare, Recovery Act, Bin Laden
eliminating barriers
Eliminating Barriers
  • Historically, women and African Americans have faced the greatest barriers to suffrage
  • 15th and 19th Amendments - Suffrage for African Americans and women
  • 24th Amendment – abolished Poll taxes
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 – empowered the federal government to outlaw discriminatory practices
  • 26th Amendment – lowered voting age to 18
who participates in politics
Who Participates in Politics?
  • Forms of Participation
    • Inactive
    • Voting specialists
    • Campaigners
    • Communalists
    • Parochial participants
    • Activists
  • What Decides the Election?
    • Campaign issues
      • Position
      • Valence
    • Issues, Especially the Economy
      • Prospective voting
      • Retrospective voting
    • Party
    • The Campaign
    • Finding a Winning Coalition
non voters
Non-voters
  • 59.9 million people not registered in 1992 – most common reason; may be due to high mobility
  • No interest in politics, negative view of government, can’t make time, low voter efficacy
are turnout rates cause for concern
Are turnout rates cause for concern?
  • How to get out the vote
    • Election day – Sunday?/National Holiday
    • Make requirement – illegal to not vote in Brazil
    • Appeal to direct participation: initiative, referendum, recall
conduct of elections
Conduct of Elections
  • Australian Ballot
    • Two common types:
    • Office Block (Mass) Ballot
    • Party Collumn (Ind) Ballot
      • Coattail effect
  • Mail Voting
    • Typically absentee ballots, some states offer to entire electorate
    • good way to increase turnout, but …
    • may lead to premature decisions, allow less secrecy, and encourage fraud
ballots
Ballots

Office Block

Party-Column

issues and problems
Issues and Problems
  • Fraud
    • provisional and absentee balloting
  • Voter ID Laws
    • Fraud reduction or voter suppression
  • Computerized Voting
    • Optical scan vs. touch screen
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