Poll: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
Yes, I was familiar with the term, but not sure exactly where I'd heard it.
Yes, I remember hearing that term used to refer to specific upcoming presidents in the past.
Nope, I'd never heard anyone use that term until just this past year.
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05-01-2017, 06:32 PM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
Bow, bow to the president elect.




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05-01-2017, 06:36 PM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
I campaigned for Lyndon Johnson in 1964. So, yeah, I've heard the term before. Civics class in 1968 cleared things up nicely.
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05-01-2017, 07:08 PM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
(05-01-2017 06:24 PM)julep Wrote:  Familiar and common term to me.

____-elect is used for people on the way in to any elected office, not just for US President.

Unless they already are the governor or senator, congressperson, or even city counsel person...

They're called "whatever" elect. Until they take the oath of office.


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06-01-2017, 05:56 AM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
(05-01-2017 07:08 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(05-01-2017 06:24 PM)julep Wrote:  Familiar and common term to me.

____-elect is used for people on the way in to any elected office, not just for US President.

Unless they already are the governor or senator, congressperson, or even city counsel person...

They're called "whatever" elect. Until they take the oath of office.

Yes, definitely. Good clarification.
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06-01-2017, 06:20 AM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
Familiar term downunder... as in Prime Minister Elect.

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06-01-2017, 06:25 AM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
There was a time when Dmitry Medvedev was referred to as such.

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06-01-2017, 10:35 AM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
I refuse to participate in the poll on the grounds it should embarrass you.

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06-01-2017, 10:57 AM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
Nope, not embarrassed. Just fascinated by my lack of exposure to the term. Laugh out load

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06-01-2017, 11:20 AM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
(06-01-2017 10:57 AM)cactus Wrote:  Nope, not embarrassed. Just fascinated by my lack of exposure to the term. Laugh out load

I think you said you're like 28, so that means '08 was the first presidential election you voted in?

When Obama won reelection he wasn't referred as president elect again, since he was already president for four years prior. He was just the president and remained so.

Just like GW Bush before him, but not the elder Bush since he was a one term president.


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06-01-2017, 04:53 PM
RE: Were you familiar with the term "President Elect" before 2016?
(06-01-2017 06:25 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  There was a time when Dmitry Medvedev was referred to as such.
I'm pretty sure Putin being called president elect the entire time he was prime minister and Medvedev was president would of been fitting

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