Learning Objectives

By reading this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

10.1 Examine the challenges that candidates face when trying to connect with voters and the strategies candidates use to overcome them.

10.2 Understand the rules and institutions that structure national elections.

10.3 Describe the structure of and issues involved in congressional elections.

10.4 Identify the stages of presidential elections.

10.5 Analyze the context, issues, and results of the 2020 elections.