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The United States Presidential Election of 2012

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The elections in America
(RESCOL 1)


 

 

 

  1. What was the name of the President of the USA until the elections ? …………………...........................................

  2. Is he a Democrat or a Republican ? …………………………………………………………...............................

  3. What are the two main parties in the USA? …………………………………………………................................

  4. What are the symbols of these two parties ? …………………………………………….......................................

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  5. What is the date of the presidential elections this year ? ……………………………………...................................

  6. How often do presidential elections take place ? …………………………………………….................................

  7. Who can become a candidate ? ………………………………………………………………..............................

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  8. Give the name of this year’s candidates and their respective party. …………………………...................................

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  9. What is « a ticket » ? …………………………………………………………………………..............................

  10. In France, voters go to the polls to elect the President. But in the USA, voters go to the polls to elect the Electoral College : what is it ? and what do these people do ?

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  11. After answering question 10, say if ordinary Americans directly vote for the President.

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  12. When is Inauguration Day ? …………………………………………………………………................................

  13. Where does the President live ? ………………………………………………………………..............................


  14. After the US presidential election, fill in the table on your paper and colour the US states on the map : red for states that voted Republican, blue for states that voted Democratic. Then make the total of the Republican votes and the Democratic votes. Who is going to be the next President of the USA ? (270 votes are needed to win)

 

                                                                                                                        

State

E. C. Votes

Dem

Rep

State

E. C. Votes

Dem

Rep

State

E. C. Votes

Dem

Rep

Alabama

9

 

 

Kentucky

8

 

 

No. Dakota

3

 

 

Alaska

3

 

 

Louisiana

9

 

 

Ohio

20

 

 

Arizona

10

 

 

Maine

4

 

 

Okahoma

7

 

 

Arkansas

6

 

 

Maryland

10

 

 

Oregon

7

 

 

California

55

 

 

Mass.

12

 

 

Penn.

21

 

 

Colorado

9

 

 

Michigan

17

 

 

Rhode Island

4

 

 

Connecticut

7

 

 

Minnesota

10

 

 

So. Carolina

8

 

 

Delaware

3

 

 

Mississippi

6

 

 

So. Dakota

3

 

 

D.C.

3

 

 

Missouri

11

 

 

Tennessee

11

 

 

Florida

27

 

 

Montana

3

 

 

Texas

34

 

 

Georgia

15

 

 

Nebraska

5

 

 

Utah

5

 

 

Hawaii

4

 

 

Nevada

5

 

 

Vermont

3

 

 

Idaho

4

 

 

New Hampsh.

4

 

 

Virginia

13

 

 

Illinois

21

 

 

New Jersey

15

 

 

Washington

11

 

 

Indiana

11

 

 

New Mexico

5

 

 

W. Virginia

5

 

 

Iowa

7

 

 

New York

31

 

 

Wisconsin

10

 

 

Kansas

6

 

 

No. Carolina

15

 

 

Wyoming

3

 

 

Subtotal E. C. votes for each party

 

 

Subtotal E. C. votes for each party

 

 

Subtotal E. C. votes for each party

 

 


Total E. C. votes - Democratic

 

Total E. C. votes - Republican