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  1. primary election

    a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    Primary election

    an election held in a state for the purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a pool of candidates in a particular political party.

  2. electoral college

    the body that formally selects the United States president
    Electoral College

    a body created by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  3. Inauguration Day

    the day designated for inauguration of the United States President
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4 years.

  4. public office

    a position concerning the people as a whole
    One of its principal jobs is to help select candidates to run for
    public office.
  5. political party

    an organization to gain political power
    Nominee

    in presidential politics, a leader of a
    political party selected to be the party’s official candidate for president.

  6. general election

    a national or state election
    Today, under state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the
    general election.
  7. founding father

    a person who founds or establishes some institution
    Electoral College

    a body created by the
    Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  8. election

    vote to select the winner of a position or political office
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an
    election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  9. candidate

    someone who is considered for something
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office


    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  10. electoral

    of or relating to elections
    Electoral College

    a body created by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  11. governing

    responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws
    Political party

    an organized, active group of voters who share common ideas and positions on politics and
    governing.

  12. primary

    of first rank or importance or value
    Primary election

    an election held in a state for the purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a pool of candidates in a particular political party.

  13. form of government

    the members of a social organization who are in power
    Democracy

    a
    form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  14. inauguration

    the ceremonial induction into a position
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4 years.

  15. participant

    someone who is involved in an activity
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which
    participants usually take differing or opposing points of view.

  16. founding

    the act of starting something for the first time
    Electoral College

    a body created by the
    Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  17. politics

    the activities involved in managing a state or a government
    Nominee

    in presidential
    politics, a leader of a political party selected to be the party’s official candidate for president.

  18. nominee

    a politician who is running for public office
    Nominee

    in presidential politics, a leader of a political party selected to be the party’s official candidate for president.

  19. organized

    methodical and efficient in arrangement or function
    Campaign

    an
    organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  20. president

    the chief executive of a republic
    Electoral College

    a body created by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a
    president.

  21. office

    place of business where professional duties are performed
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political
    office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  22. govern

    exercise authority over, as of nations
    Political party

    an organized, active group of voters who share common ideas and positions on politics and
    governing.

  23. opposing

    characterized by active hostility
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or
    opposing points of view.

  24. officially

    in an authoritative role
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to
    officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4 years.

  25. political

    involving or characteristic of governing or social power
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a
    political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  26. voting

    a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    Today, under state
    voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the general election.
  27. party

    an occasion on which people gather to socialize and have fun
    Nominee

    in presidential politics, a leader of a political
    party selected to be the party’s official candidate for president.

  28. dedicated

    devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day
    dedicated to officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4 years.

  29. nomination

    the act of officially naming a candidate
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or
    nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  30. representative

    serving to typify
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a system of
    representatives selected in free elections.

  31. oppose

    be against
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or
    opposing points of view.

  32. point of view

    a mental position from which things are perceived
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or opposing
    points of view.

  33. college

    an institution of higher education
    Electoral
    College

    a body created by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  34. voter

    a citizen who has a legal right to vote
    Political party

    an organized, active group of
    voters who share common ideas and positions on politics and governing.

  35. winning

    succeeding with great difficulty
    Politics

    the art or science of governing or of
    winning and keeping control of government.

  36. democracy

    the orientation of those who favor government by the people
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  37. pool

    a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    Primary election

    an election held in a state for the purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a
    pool of candidates in a particular political party.

  38. hold in

    lessen the intensity of
    Primary election

    an election
    held in a state for the purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a pool of candidates in a particular political party.

  39. presidential

    relating to a president or presidency
    Nominee

    in
    presidential politics, a leader of a political party selected to be the party’s official candidate for president.

  40. differ

    be dissimilar or unlike
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take
    differing or opposing points of view.

  41. vote

    a choice made by counting people in favor of alternatives
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens
    vote and exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  42. recognize

    perceive to be something or something you can identify
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to officially
    recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4 years.

  43. the States

    North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    Primaries are used in more than half
    the states to pick party candidates.
  44. Constitution

    the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
    Electoral College

    a body created by the Founding Fathers in the
    Constitution to select a president.

  45. debate

    a discussion with reasons for and against some proposal
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or opposing points of view.

  46. create

    bring into existence
    Electoral College

    a body
    created by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  47. confirm

    strengthen
    Today, under state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply
    confirm the results of the general election.
  48. state

    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    Today, under
    state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the general election.
  49. discussion

    an extended communication dealing with a particular topic
    Debate

    a
    discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or opposing points of view.

  50. position

    the particular part of space occupied by something
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or
    position, usually by competing in an election.

  51. Day

    United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
    Inauguration
    Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4 years.

  52. January

    the first month of the year
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4 years.

  53. active

    characterized by energetic movement
    Political party

    an organized,
    active group of voters who share common ideas and positions on politics and governing.

  54. supreme

    greatest in status or authority or power
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise
    supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  55. principal

    main or most important
    One of its
    principal jobs is to help select candidates to run for public office.
  56. exercise

    the activity of exerting muscles to keep fit
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and
    exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  57. idea

    the content of cognition
    Debate

    a discussion of
    ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or opposing points of view.

  58. public

    not private
    One of its principal jobs is to help select candidates to run for
    public office.
  59. keeping

    the act of retaining something
    Politics

    the art or science of governing or of winning and
    keeping control of government.

  60. today

    on this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
    Today, under state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the general election.
  61. practice

    a customary way of operation or behavior
    Today, under state voting laws and
    practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the general election.
  62. science

    ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    Politics

    the art or
    science of governing or of winning and keeping control of government.

  63. citizen

    a native or naturalized member of a state
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the
    citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  64. campaign

    related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  65. issue

    some situation or event that is thought about
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or
    issues in which participants usually take differing or opposing points of view.

  66. government

    the system or form by which a community is ruled
    Democracy

    a form of
    government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  67. simply

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
    Today, under state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College
    simply confirm the results of the general election.
  68. pick

    look for and gather
    Primaries are used in more than half the states to
    pick party candidates.
  69. to that

    to that
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination
    to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  70. job

    a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty
    One of its principal
    jobs is to help select candidates to run for public office.
  71. particular

    unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    Primary election

    an election held in a state for the purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a pool of candidates in a
    particular political party.

  72. general

    applying to all or most members of a category or group
    Today, under state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the
    general election.
  73. share

    assets belonging to an individual person or group
    Political party

    an organized, active group of voters who
    share common ideas and positions on politics and governing.

  74. official

    of or relating to a place of business
    Nominee

    in presidential politics, a leader of a political party selected to be the party’s
    official candidate for president.

  75. control

    power to direct or determine
    Politics

    the art or science of governing or of winning and keeping
    control of government.

  76. leader

    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
    Nominee

    in presidential politics, a
    leader of a political party selected to be the party’s official candidate for president.

  77. effort

    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    Campaign

    an organized
    effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  78. important

    significant in effect or meaning
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a person who seeks an
    important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  79. group

    any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    Political party

    an organized, active
    group of voters who share common ideas and positions on politics and governing.

  80. system

    a group of independent elements comprising a unified whole
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a
    system of representatives selected in free elections.

  81. purpose

    what something is used for
    Primary election

    an election held in a state for the
    purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a pool of candidates in a particular political party.

  82. result

    something that follows as a consequence
    Today, under state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the
    results of the general election.
  83. common

    having no special distinction or quality
    Political party

    an organized, active group of voters who share
    common ideas and positions on politics and governing.

  84. free

    able to act at will
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in
    free elections.

  85. view

    the visual percept of a region
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or opposing points of
    view.

  86. art

    the creation of beautiful or significant things
    Politics

    the
    art or science of governing or of winning and keeping control of government.

  87. held

    occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
    Primary election

    an election
    held in a state for the purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a pool of candidates in a particular political party.

  88. used

    previously owned by another
    Primaries are
    used in more than half the states to pick party candidates.
  89. body

    an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass
    Electoral College

    a
    body created by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  90. person

    a human being
    Campaign

    an organized effort to win an election;

    to seek a political office or nomination to that office

    Candidate

    a
    person who seeks an important office or position, usually by competing in an election.

  91. help

    give assistance; be of service
    One of its principal jobs is to
    help select candidates to run for public office.
  92. more than

    (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    Primaries are used in
    more than half the states to pick party candidates.
  93. law

    the collection of rules imposed by authority
    Today, under state voting
    laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the general election.
  94. next

    immediately following in time or order
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the
    next 4 years.

  95. form

    a perceptual structure
    Democracy

    a
    form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  96. half

    one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    Primaries are used in more than
    half the states to pick party candidates.
  97. run

    move fast by using one's feet
    One of its principal jobs is to help select candidates to
    run for public office.
  98. father

    a male parent
    Electoral College

    a body created by the Founding
    Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  99. point

    a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
    Debate

    a discussion of ideas or issues in which participants usually take differing or opposing
    points of view.

  100. power

    possession of the qualities required to do something
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme
    power through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

  101. hold

    have in one's hands or grip
    Primary election

    an election
    held in a state for the purposes of selecting a candidate for a public office, usually from a pool of candidates in a particular political party.

  102. keep

    continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    Politics

    the art or science of governing or of winning and
    keeping control of government.

  103. found

    food and lodging provided in addition to money
    Electoral College

    a body created by the
    Founding Fathers in the Constitution to select a president.

  104. under

    below some quantity or limit
    Today,
    under state voting laws and practices, state representatives to the Electoral College simply confirm the results of the general election.
  105. years

    a prolonged period of time
    Inauguration Day

    January 20th, the day dedicated to officially recognizing the election winner as our president for the next 4
    years.

  106. through

    having finished or arrived at completion
    Democracy

    a form of government in which the citizens vote and exercise supreme power
    through a system of representatives selected in free elections.

Created on January 25, 2010
(updated January 25, 2010)

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