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Marco Rubio's Book and Bernie Sanders' Book
American Dreams and Vision for America
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What did Rick Perry forget in the debates at Oakland University?
The three federal departments that he would close. This led to him droping out after getting less than 1% in new hampshire
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What was unique about Obamas method of raising funds?
1. He didint accept match funds 2. he got money from over 100,000 donnors 3. he raised the highest amount
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How much money did Obama raise in 2008?
$32 million
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Which Super PACS have supported Hillary Clinton?
Priorites USA action and Ready PAC
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Who were the winners of the 2007 invisible primary accordign to Gallup Polls?
Clinton (15% above Obama) Giuliani (10% above McCain)
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The amount of the vote gained by Pat Buchanan in 1992
23% of the vote in the primaries and caucuses
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How much more of the vote did obama get in the Iowa Caucus than Clinton?
Obama =38% Clinton =30%
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Kansas 2000 democrat caucus turnout
566 votes.
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Why is there a minimum threshold of 15% of vote in caucuses
to stop wasted votes.
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When did rading happen in an open primary?
Michigan 2012 votes for santorem over Romney.
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Where are closed primaries used?
New York, florida and 12 other states
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What primary reform has been suggested? (4)
1. Regional primarits (4 regions vote on 4 different days) 2. National Primaries 3. the American Plan (smalest states first to largest) 4. The Deleware Plan (smallest states first)
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Years of experiance for Obama and Biden
Obama - 3 years in senate. Biden - 36 years in senate
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Why did McCain select Sarah Palin?
To have a balanced ticket and appeal to the fiscally conservatives
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What led to the growth of the iportance of primaries and caucuses, and the party having less control at the convention?
The McGovern Fraser reforms.
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Example of 2 states with proportional primaries
Georgia and South Carolina (not compleltly proportional still elements of winner takes all)
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Where are open caucuses used?
Hawai
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What are the roles of the party convention?
1. restore party unity 2. excite the electorate 3. infuse "grass route" support 4. Provide the balanced ticket with VP. 5. the Super delegates are important if there needs to be a decider vote.
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McCain won all 11 Electoral college votes in Missouri but ...
... only won 0.13% more of the vote.
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Which democrat primary runner spent $12 million of his own money and lost?
David Trone
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What perecentage of the voted did Perot get in 1992?
18% of the vote but no EC votes.
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57% of money and state visits go to which 4 states.
Ohio, Florida, Pensylvannia and Virginia
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When has loser of the popular vote won the EC vote?
1876, 1888, 2000.
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How many presdients who have stood for a 2nd term have been reelected?
22/31 presidents
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Which was Romney's Business which Obamas advertising attacted in 2012?
Bain Capital. "Romney's not the soloution, he's the problem"
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What were Romneys 2 main mistakes
47% remark. "I like to fire people"
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What are alternatives to the Electoral College?
1. Direct Presidential vote 2. Congressional district Method 3. Proporitonal Plan 4. Automatic PLan (just to get rid of faithless electors like Barbra lett simmons.)
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