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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Campaign Game! 5th Period

http://broadband.ciconline.org/elections/Default.aspx

Happy Electioneering!!!
Use what you know about elections, the electoral college, etc. to run for President. (If you have time, play twice) 
1. Play one player
2. Choose your party/platform.
3. its up to you if you want to include a 3rd party candidate.
 
So...running for office is not as easy at it looks is it?
Now that you have run, answer the following questions:

1. Did you win or lose?
2. What did you do that you think made the biggest difference in your candidacy?
3. What effect does knowing how the electors (i.e. do you spend the most money in the most populated states?)
4. What effect do interest groups/special interests have in the election process?
5. Would you like to run for office? Why or Why not?

Remember to use school appropriate language and NO TEXT SPEAK!!!!

22 comments:

  1. 1. I lost the game with a majority of the popular vote, but slightly less electoral college vote.
    2. For the first couple of turns I didnt realize I could visit states and get them on my side. Aslo I got a lot more "Bad Lucks" than did my oppent.
    3. I spent a majority of my time in southern states because the border fund raisers came up a lot more than others.
    4. A coulpe times I lost money in fund raisers and the special interst groups help give money back into my campaign.
    5. I wouldn't like to run for office because of my tempor and because I would say some pretty offensive things. Well maybe again because I like debating.

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  2. 1. I lost the election.
    2. Twice, I attempted to raise funds for a cause that I didn't even support, which brought my polls down.
    3. I mostly campaigned in the states that supported my same causes and they were usually in the more populated states where I spent the most money.
    4. The interests groups that supported my fund raising and polls did serve a big difference in the game and the election process.
    5. No thanks, too much work.

    And i'd most likely lose...

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  3. 1. I lost the election.
    2.For the first couple of turns in the beginning I didn't know i had to click on the states to travel to them and I was making bad choices.
    3. I clicked most to go to the upper states just because they were some of the most popular but where the opposite party sometimes.
    4. The interest groups did help out alot with the money but at the end I had 9x more money than the other party and still lost so, they dont have a big affect on the election process.
    5. No I wouldnt like to run for office because it seems like too much work and effort and I feel like I will lose like I just did in the game.

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  4. BELLA ROMAN & LILY MENDOZAOctober 24, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    1)We won
    2)We made smart decisions towards benificial fundraisers. which helped with our campaign popularity.
    3)We spent my most money on California due to it's large population
    4)Interest groups helped us raise money.
    5)I wouldn't like to run for office because it is a lot of work to handle and it all seems so stressful.

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  5. I won the first time, but lost the second time. I think the thing that made the biggest difference in my candidacy was the constant visits to the states that had the most votes. By knowing the electors, the candidate was able to portray himself in the correct light. Groups tend to organize functions and provide a good support base to the candidates along with funding through donations. I would like to run for office because it is all about organization and knowing how you want to be seen.

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  6. 1.) I won the election!!!
    2.)At the beginning of the game I kept getting "Lucky break", which raised my popular vote.
    3.)I clicked on the states that had more electoral votes, and I used more money.
    4.) The interest groups give you money that can be used to win states.
    5.)No, I would no like to run for office because it seems stressing and a lot of work.

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  7. Cristian CanizalezOctober 24, 2012 at 6:53 AM

    1. I lost in the Elections.
    2. I opposed the criminalizing of illegal immigration and tried to win the Electoral vote from the big states and all the big states were in the South where they supported criminalizing illegal immingrants. Also, I landed in a lot of "bad luck" and "skeletons in closet" situations.
    3. I tried spending money on highly populated states but they were always opposing me.
    4. Interest groups are important because they can agree with you but once they see something they don't like, you lose their vote.
    5. No, because it cost a lot of money and a little mistake can cause you lose a lot of votes and then I would have spent so much for nothing.

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  8. 1. I lost the election.
    2. I landed on too many "Bad Lucks" which cost me a lot of my popularity.
    3. I spend a lot of my money on states that supported my ideas which helped me raise more money but that didn't help me in the other states.
    4.The interest groups help you out a lot with the money but not in the election process which means to win votes.
    5. Of course not because there's too much work involved in it and im pretty sure i would lose either way.

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  9. 1.) I lost the election.
    2.) I think the fact that i kept visiting the 'big' states and ignored the others.
    3.) I spent my time on the western states and a few southern ones.
    4.) The interest groups help you with funds. They make the difference when it comes to funds.
    5.) I would not run for office because I dislike politics.

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  10. 1. I lost the election
    2. What i did is a lot of fundraisers in order to raise money especially in the states that supported me.
    3. I spent the most money on the states with the most population and i actually won there vote and with the money i raised i went to the states that supported my opponent in order to get their vote.
    4. The interest group did help me a lot through my campaign and the effects they brought to me were positive most of the time.
    5. No, i wouldnt like to run for office because it gets difficult along the way to get people agree with you constantly.

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  11. 1.) I won the election!!!
    2.)At the beginning of the game I kept getting "bad luck."
    3.)I clicked on the states that had more electoral votes, and I used less money.
    4.) The interest groups give you more money that you can use.
    5.)No, I would not like to run for office because it seems stressing and a lot of work.

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  12. 1. I lost the election.
    2. The things I did that made a big differennce in my candacy was the breaking news solutions and bad decisions when fund-raising.
    3. I tried to spend my money on the states who I had least population thinking they would change their mind and make a vote on me. I also chossed the big states thinking I'll be a benefit.
    4. Interest group were a big benefit troughout the process, because they would like to support you, helping others to get your vote by making you look good &'/ or help raise money.
    5. I would not run for office. It's a very difficult/ stressful, long process who one's has to make good decisions and every little move you're made will be known by most/ all citizens, always changing their mind and getting a different view of you.

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  13. 1)I lost the election.
    2)I believe that what made the biggest difference in my candidacy was that I was spending to much to raise my popular vote however I receive that opposite effect.
    3)I pick most of the biggest states to try to get more votes even if they were not of my political party.
    4)Interest groups/special interest play a major role in the election process because they donate an abundant amount of money to support your election.
    5)No I would not like to run for office because I would not like to be in a position where media is invading my privacy.

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  14. 1. I won the election.
    2. The things that made the biggest difference is choosing good fundraisers that went with my stand, and also spending money rigorously
    3. Knowing how the electors are distributed made me spend more money on biggest states and ignore those with less electors
    4. Interest groups are the ones who donate the most money into the campaign and help a lot to travel and win big states
    5. I would like to run for office because it seems like it would be a very nice experience, even with all the stress.

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  15. 1)I lost the race.
    2)I Think that the biggest difference in my candidacy was that i kept spending money.
    3)I spend a lot of my money on states that supported my ideas which helped me raise more money but that didn't help me in the other states.
    4)The interest groups help you out giving money but then they have no impact.
    5)I wouldn't run for office because there's too much work involved and i would probably loose.

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  16. Natividad MosquedaOctober 24, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    1- I lost the election.
    2- The decisions that made the biggest difference in my candidacy dealt with raising money. Some bad decisions were made, though, and so I might've lost more money than I gained.
    3- I actually spent the most money on the undecided States that had a higher percentage of supporting my party, so that I'd have a higher chance of gaining their full support.
    4- Interests groups have a big effect on the election because people see what topics the candidate supports and the money that is needed for the campaign, is gained from them.
    5-No, I won't like to run for office because I might not make the right decisions needed to lead a nation.

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  17. 1. I lost in both elections.
    2. The biggest difference would be understanding what the issues really are and where you stand on them.
    3. It's a big effect. If you don't know the people and they don't support you then you have no campaign.
    4. The interest groups also play a big role in deciding which states to go to and where they'll have the biggest effects.
    5. I think running for office would be stressful and time consuming, but it's something I'd consider.

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  18. 1. I lost the election :(
    2. I kept getting bad luck and breaking news cards
    3.I kept choosing the sates with the most votes but still lost.
    4.Interest groups did help me gain some votes but i guess not enough.
    5.I wouldn't like to run for office because it is very stressful.

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  19. Julio C. Lores CruzOctober 24, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    1. I lost the election.
    2.I think the biggest difference is that I was too focused on saving my money, and didnt spend enough on changing peoples mind.
    3.I spent most money on the larger states, which in the end allowed my opposition to gain the smaller states easier.
    4.The interest groups were the only reason that our candidate could travel to all these states. Without their constant income we'd have just faded into debt.
    5.I would run for office if I had a bit more knowledge about politics and the workings of our country.

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  20. 1- 1st game was a tie, 2nd game was a win for me!
    2- The most important thing is to remain consistent with your views. It doesn't look good going for a fundraiser that supports things that you claimed you didn't
    3- There was a judgement call made upon the following factors: population of state, lead percentage of other party, and appeal to the state based on what I stand for
    4- Interest groups will back you up financially, but the rest is up to you.
    5- I think I could run for something. I'm not the kind to contradict myself, slander an opponent, or holding back relevant truths.

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  21. 1. I lost the election.
    2. The biggest mistake I made was that i didn't raise funds for 3 turns in a row and couldn't spend that much money.
    3. I spent most of my money on bigger states thinking that will help me more.
    4. The interest groups or special interest help you raise money and provide funds for you for your campaign.
    5. No i wouldn't it is to much stressful and takes alot of time and work.

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  22. 1. I lost both elections.
    2. The biggest mistake for me was probably not managing my money properly plus my luck did not help either.
    3. I was determined to spend my money on the bigger states hoping it would make up for the lost smaller states.
    4. Both interest and special interest groups help with the money raising for your campaign.
    5. No i would not even consider running for office its way too stressful and frustrating i was even getting frustrated during the game.

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