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Election night returns.

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 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 receive the most electoral votes? --

4. About how many fewer popular votes did President George H.W. Bush receive in 1992 than in 1988? --

5. Ross 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 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, 2000 7. Michael Dukakis, 1988 8. Winona LaDuke 9. George H.W. Bush, 1988 10. 1 percent
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