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Unit 2 vocab pt1

Media/Voter roles, Voter qualifications & the Electoral College

TermDefinition
Bias one- sided or slanted viewpoint
Mass Media A means of communication that reach large numbers of people
Propaganda ideas or tactics used to influence an individual
OP-ED Pieces newspaper article that offers opinions of average people
Editorial The editor of a newspaper or news outlet expresses his or her opinion
Reasoned Choice decisions based on information
Precinct Geographic area that contains a specific number of voters
Registrar Government official responsible for ensuring citizens are legally registered to vote
Voter Turnout Number of registered voters who actually vote in an election
Electoral College Group of electors who gather to “officially” elect the President and Vice President.
Majority Greater than half (270 electoral votes)
Winner- Take- All Candidate who wins the majority of the votes (popular vote) gets all of the electoral votes (state by state)
Electors Official voters chosen by the popular vote (people's vote) who elect the President and Vice President
Primary First election where parties choose a candidate.
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