Presentation on theme: "The Election Guided Reading and Review"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Election Guided Reading and Review Chapter 13 Section 5 ppThe ElectionGuided Reading and Review
2 Electoral College- voters in each State vote for electors for a party’s presidential and V.P. candidates, and each State’s votes are awarded on a winner-take-all basis- The winner of the national popular vote may not win the electoral vote.
3 Example of the flaw State #1 – 10 Electoral votes Popular votes for Candidate A- state #1 – 2,500- state #2 – 2,000- state #3 – 3,000
4 Popular votes for Candidate B - state #1 – 5,000- state #2 – 1,000- state #3 – 2,500Electoral votes for:Candidate A – 12 Popular vote – 7,500Candidate B – 7 Popular vote – 8,500
5 District Plan- Two electors would be chosen from each State at large and would cast their votes in accordance with the statewide popular vote.- The winner of the popular vote may not win the electoral vote.
6 Proportional plan- candidates would receive the same % of a state’s electoral vote as they receive in the State’s popular vote- The election may not produce a clear winner, third parties would gain power
7 Direct Popular Election - President and VP would be elected by popular vote – No electoral vote- requires a Constitutional amendment, would weaken federalism, small states would oppose it.
8 National Bonus Plan- Electoral votes would be as they are now. A national poll of 102 electoral votes would be awarded automatically to the winner of the popular vote.- This plan is not well known or understood
9 Winner of popular vote fails to win electoral vote for President 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000
10 Electorate- the mass of people who actually cast votes