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November 7, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might news organizations refrain from projecting election winners until polls are closed?

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    Daily Discussion Questions

    What were the results of yesterday's presidential election? Did anything about the outcome surprise you? Explain. Did you make any predictions about the presidential election? If so, were you right?

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    Which party won the most seats in the House of Representatives? Which party won the most in the Senate? Why is control of each of these chambers of Congress important? What does the term "balance of power" mean?

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    What is the name of the top office in state government? How many of these offices were up for election last night? Can you think of any responsibilities of state governments? Why do you think that state elections are important?

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    Do you think that it's important to vote? Why or why not? What do you think are some reasons why some people choose not to vote? In your opinion, are any of these reasons justified? State your rationale.

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