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CE 5c,e,f Vocabulary

Voters, Media and the Electoral College

bias One-sided or slanted viewpoint.
campaign finance reform Laws limiting the amount of contributions to candidates
editorial Article in a newspaper or magazine with the editor’s opinion on a topic.
electoral college Group of electors..
electors Official voters, chosen by the popular vote, who elect the President and Vice-President
influence To have an effect on; persuade.
majority more than half
mass media Print or electronic forms of information.
op-ed pieces Section of a newspaper or magazine that includes letters of public opinion on a topic.
precinct Geographic area with a specific number of voters.
propaganda Techniques used to influence people’s thoughts and behaviors.
registrar Government official responsible for ensuring citizens are legally registered to vote.
reasoned choices Decisions made by evaluating information.
special interest groups Group of people united by ONE idea that lobby government officials to make laws regarding their issue.
vote a choice that gets counted
voter turnout Percentage of voters who actually vote in an election.
winner-take-all Candidate that wins the majority of the popular vote wins ALL of the electoral vote.
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