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Voter turnout and demographics

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL203Y1
Professor
Ryan Hurl
Semester
Winter

Description
Turnout, Demographics, and Public Opinion things we can take out of the state of the union 1. A change in the agenda 2. A framework for compromise 3. A more specific framework for a tit for tat spending on taxes. The impacts on elections How the primaries, how the electoral college and presdential college takes place Talk about aspects of the elections of the us: States control all election laws then move to another set of impacts.. Early impact is essential to winning primaries, early impact is crucial to also winning the primaries. This gives a huge edge to candidates who have money coming into the race either there own money or money collected through campaigning, candidates that have an effective organization in place and candidates who have a media profile and that can generate media attention. Obama is prime example of the media. It gives an edge to incumbents because they find it easier to raise contributions, raise revenue and usually have organizations set up from the previous elections and have easier access to the media. Thats true with both presidential primaries Incumbents have a huge edge in congressional races because they have all these organizations and tools set up In the primaries you need to get the votes of single issued people, the hard line people
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