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The Electoral College (5f) Page 45 Why did the teacher put on sunglasses? Because her students were so bright!
Standard 5f Essential Understandings: The Electoral College process is used to select the president and vice president. Essential Questions: How does the Electoral College select the president and vice president? Vocabulary: Electoral College, winner-take-all, two-party system
The slate of electors for each state is chosen by popular vote. Most states have a winner take all system.
The electors meet to vote for President and Vice President. The winner-take-all system leads to the targeting of large states for campaigning, although candidates must pay attention to small states whose electoral votes may make the difference in tight elections.
The number of electors of each state is based on the state’s Congressional representation. 100 Senate 435 House of Reps 3 for D.C. 538 total
The requirements for a majority vote to win in the electoral college favors a two- party system.
On the left side of your notebook, you will fill in an electoral map with Election 2012 results. 1 ) Lightly color states that Obama won blue. Lightly color states that Romney won red. 2)Add to find the total electoral votes that each candidate won. Write total across bottom.