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AP US Government & Politics


Elections and Voting Behavior
Chapter 10 Reading Guide


1. Why was Florida so critical in the election of 2000?

a) popular vote
b) electoral vote
c) recount
d) hanging chad
e) Bush v Gore (2000)
2. Briefly explain differences in voting in the following categories:

a) education
b) age
c) race
d) gender
e) marital status
3. What is meant by the mandate theory of elections?

4. What does policy voting mean in elections?