Elections in the USA – Vocabulary

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Word Sentence
ambassador Ronald Weise is the ambassador of the USA in Slovakia.
blanket primary 3 States presently have blanket primaries, while an additional 21 States have open primaries and 8 States have semi-closed primaries.
campaign He took a campaign tour of West Michigan last week.
candidate The party has put up a candidate .
caucus Caucuses are held in New Mexico and North Dakota.
citizen She's a citizen of the USA.
closed primary 3 States presently have blanket primaries, while an additional 21 States have open primaries and 8 States have semi-closed primaries.
to contest election In every southern state the Democrats contested elections.
debate There's a debate about the political development.
delegate Delegates are to be elected.
election Any person qualified to vote may run for election.
electoral register In the USA election in 2000, many voters were removed from the electoral register in Florida.
electoral system Can you explain how the electoral system really works?
electorate Only 60% of the electorate voted in the last election.
electors The electors can vote for any person at all and are not bound to their party.
eligible The elections process is provided to all eligible citizens.
embassy In Slovakia you can find the embassy of the USA in Bratislava.
federal What are federal regulations?
general election The General Election took place on 15th October 1964.
government, the Administration The first White House Web Site was developed during the Clinton Administration.
impeachment Clinton's impeachment was over before it began.
inaugural address The inaugural address is the statement of the beginning of a political administration.
majority She is elected by a majority of two hundred votes.
minority Most of the ethnic minorities did not have a written language.
national convention The candidate is formally nominated at the national convention.
open primary 3 States presently have blanket primaries, while an additional 21 States have open primaries and 8 States have semi-closed primaries.
opinion poll They've organised an opinion poll.
party in government He led the party in government from 1994 to 1997 .
party leader The election of the new party leader was connected with a number of scandals.
party member Many local party members are optimistic about the campaign.
policy We talked about the policy on education.
politician Politicians are our servants not our masters.
politics I told her I was going into politics.
presidential candidate The Presidential candidate that gets more than half of the votes wins the election.
primary Primaries are held in South Carolina, Arizona, Missouri, Delaware and Oklahoma.
progress The government has made progress in controlling mismanagement.
public office Cleveland's motto was: "a public office is a public trust".
regulations This guide covers the rules and regulations.
speech He made the announcement in a speech on the radio.
suffrage The Fifth Amendment aimed to protect black suffrage.
summit The Genoa G8 summit was held in July.
supporter He was a Kennedy supporter.
the Electoral College The electoral college plays a huge role in the election process.
the political process The political process has reached a critical phase.
to cast a vote They cast a vote for the first time.
to defeat In 2000 Bush defeated Gore.
to nominate The candidate is formally nominated at the national convention.
to run Bill Clinton ran a second time in 1996.
to support so. They support the two-party system.
to vote They have the right to vote.
turnout There was an article about the poor turnout for elections.
two-party system The two-party system is often criticised.
voter Now the voters can decide.

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