Playing the Trump Card

BASICS:

  • there are 2 parties: the Democrats and the Republicans –> in Canada, we have 5 main parties
  • the leader runs across all of the states –> in Canada, the leader runs only in his/her riding
  • they are choosing their leader of their party right now
  • to win the election has to win the states – all states are worth different points depending on size–> In Canada, all our ridings are equal – all ridings are worth 1 seat
  • they have a president –> in Canada, we have a prime minister

These are the same things, but they have different names

POINTS:

270 is the magic number  –   remember this 

list of states and points

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The green ridings are the states that decide the election. In Canada, we have swing ridings which are very similar to swing states.

Example:  In 2000, Florida was a swing state and George Bush beat Al Gore by a few hundred votes. This decided the election even though Al Gore had more votes across the country.

DEMOCRATS:

REPUBLICANS:

  • right leaning party

TRUMP:

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/08/91867/donald-trump-offensive-quotes#slide-9

Now, you are probably thinking, ‘Am I the only person who thinks this guy is crazy?’

Well , No. I am sure lots of people have the same feelings.

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