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Every four years Americans go to the polls to elect a U.S. President. Below is a table that lists the results from the past four U.S. presidential elections. Use the information to answer the questions that follow. Write your answers on the lines provided.
Year            President/                Party
              Vice President

1988   George H.W. Bush/Dan Quayle     Republican
       Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen   Democrat

       Bill Clinton/Al Gore            Democrat
1992   George H.W. Bush/Dan Quayle     Republican
       Ross Perot/James Stockdale      Independent

       Bill Clinton/Al Gore            Democrat
1996   Bob Dole/Jack Kemp              Republican
       Ross Perot/Pat Choate           Reform

       George W. Bush/Dick Cheney      Republican
2000   Al Gore/Joseph Lieberman        Democrat
       Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke       Green

Year        Popular        Electoral
             Vote            Vote

1988   49 million   53%   426     79%
       42 million   46%   111     21%

       45 million   43%   370     69%
1992   39 million   37%   168     31%
       20 million   19%     0      0%

       47 million   49%   379     70%
1996   39 million   41%   159     30%
        8 million    8%     0      0%

       50 million   48%   271   50.5%
2000   51 million   48%   266   49.5%
        3 million    3%     0      0%


QUESTIONS

1. Which U.S. President won the Electoral College electoral college, in U.S. government, the body of electors that chooses the president and vice president. The Constitution, in Article 2, Section 1, provides: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors,  vote by the widest margin? --

2. The popular vote for a third-party or independent candidate was the highest in which year? --

3. In which election did President Bill Clinton Clinton.

1 Town (1990 pop. 12,767), Middlesex co., S Conn., on Long Island Sound; settled 1663, set off from Killingworth and inc. 1838. The school that later became Yale opened here in 1702.
 receive the most electoral votes? --

4. About how many fewer popular votes did President George H.W. Bush Noun 1. George H.W. Bush - vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
George Herbert Walker Bush, President Bush, George Bush, Bush
 receive in 1992 than in 1988? --

5. Ross Perot H. Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962 and later sold the company to General Motors and founded Perot  ran as the president candidate for which political party in 1996? --

6. From 1988 to 2000, which president candidate received the most popular votes? --

7. From 1988 to 2000, which Democratic presidential candidate received the fewest electoral votes? --

8. Who ran for Vice president on the Green Party ticket in 2000? --

9. In which election did the winning candidate win the popular vote by 7 percent and the electoral vote by 58 percent? --

10. What was the percentage margin of victory in electoral votes for George George, river, c.345 mi (560 km) long, rising in a lake on the Quebec-Labrador boundary, E Canada. It flows N through Indian Lake (125 sq mi/324 sq km) to Ungava Bay (an arm of Hudson Strait).  W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election? --

ANSWERS

1. George H.W. Bush, 1988 2. 1992 3. 1996 4. 10 million 5. Reform Party 6. Al Gore Noun 1. Al Gore - Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
Albert Gore Jr., Gore
, 2000 7. Michael Dukakis Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democratic politician, former Governor of Massachusetts, and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. He was born to Greek and Vlach immigrant [1] , 1988 8. Winona LaDuke Winona LaDuke (b. 1959) is a Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for election to the office of Vice President of the United States as the nominee of the United States Green Party, on the ticket headed by Ralph Nader.  9. George H.W. Bush, 1988 10. 1 percent
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