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PROS/ CON OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE

question makes sure a president has support from, and gives support to, all of the United States. answer The president is not elected to represent just part of the country. To win a majority of electoral votes, candidates need to take a broader view. They need to appeal to both urban and rural states in […]

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Chapter 2- The American Electoral Process

question Presidential Elections answer Every 4 years, on a fixed date Begins with primaries and caucuses, close to a year before the election Nominating conventions in summer Unofficial presidential campaign begins on Labor Day According to the Constitution, the Electoral College elects the president Popular votes are cast for \”electors;\” all states except Maine and […]

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POLS 112: Electoral College

question What system decides who will be president? answer The electoral college question Compare strength of presidency from the 19th century to the 20th century answer 19: weak 20: more powerful question Why did the founders want the President to be 35? answer Because this is a wiser age, you need more experience question Why […]

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5-8 The Electoral College

question the system of electing the president and vice president answer electoral college question what number determines how many electoral votes a state is allowed answer number of reps plus the number of senates question list 10 states with the most electoral votes answer california, texas, new york, florida, illinois, pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, georgia, north […]

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Values and Beliefs, Electoral College Handout, and Brainpop Two Party System

question Value answer What you think is important. question Belief answer What you think is true even if it cannot be proven. question Attitude answer The way you express yourself in thoughts, words and actions. question Electoral College answer The group that cast each states official votes for president. question 538 answer Total number of […]

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Swing states/electoral college

question What are Swing states? answer States where the voting outcome is unpredicitable question Importance of swing states answer They really determine the outcome of the election- it largely depends on who shows up to vote question Electoral college answer Representatives what cast votes based on what we voted question Minority rule answer question Two […]

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Electoral College Swing States

question Colorado answer 9 Electoral Votes question Florida answer 29 Electoral Votes question Iowa answer 6 Electoral Votes question Michigan answer 16 Electoral Votes question Missouri answer 10 Electoral Votes question Nevada answer 6 Electoral Votes question New Hampshire answer 4 Electoral Votes question New Jersey answer 14 Electoral Votes question New Mexico answer 5 […]

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Electoral college/ Supreme Court/ Amendments

question Electoral College Today answer – 538 total electors/270 needed to win – States electoral votes= members of congress – State by state election (federalism) – Every ten years reapportionment, change in some states numbers – Winner take all in most every state- Bush wins N.C. by 1 vote, gets all 15 Electoral College votes […]

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How the Electoral College System Works

question A. answer People who meet qualifications announce that they are running for office and begin campaigning, participating in debates,ect. question B. answer primary elections- voters vote for particular party’s canidate question c. answer national convention- each part officially nominates a candidate at a prep-rally event (late summer) question d. answer general election- Tuesday in […]

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Electoral College Process/ Flaws

question • each party has a set of electors for each state, who pledged themselves to the party. • number of electors equals the number of House of Representatives members plus Senators. • Virginia has 13 • there are a total of 538 electors because Washington DC has 3 electoral vote •23rd Amendment • in […]

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Public Opinion, Polling, Media Bias, and The Electoral College

question public opinion answer the ideas and attitudes that people hold about an issue or a person question the 2 roles of public opinion answer helps shape the decisions that officials make and shapes how successful a president is in putting his plans into action question complications of public opinion answer diverse races, religions, number […]

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Unit 2 strengths vs. weaknesses of Electoral College System

question prevents a victory based solely on urban areas answer strength question helps maintain the nations federal character answer strength question maintains separation of powers answer strength question minority groups answer strength question Two-party system answer strength question popular vote does not always determine the winner of an election answer weakness question discourages third parties […]

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GLE35 — The Electoral College and Louisiana

question school answer The Electoral College is not a ___. question President answer The Electoral College is the system used to elect the ___ and Vice President of the United States. question Federalist answer The term \”Electoral College\” is not in the Constitution but was used by Alexander Hamilton in the ___ Papers. question collegium […]

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Electoral College Votes by State (and DC)

question Alaska answer 3 question Delaware answer 3 question Montana answer 3 question North Dakota answer 3 question South Dakota answer 3 question Vermont answer 3 question Washington DC answer 3 question Wyoming answer 3 question Hawaii answer 4 question Idaho answer 4 question Maine answer 4 question New Hampshire answer 4 question Rhode Island […]

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SHOULD THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BE ABOLISHED ?

question PRODUCES POLITICAL STABILITY answer Since 18th century has delivered. Only brought into question once. Once is enough to bring question. E:E: However:CAN WIN POPULAR VOTE AND LOSE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE E: Gore (2000). Puts president’s mandate and legitimacy in question as seen to be denying people’s will question P: PRODUCES STRONG AND STABLE EXECUTIVE […]

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE and MARBURY and MADISON

question What established the Electoral College? answer The Constitution question What happens in the spring and summer before the election? answer Primaries question When is the popular vote held? answer The first Tuesday after a Monday in November question What determines how many electors a state has? answer The number of state congressmen + the […]

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Electoral College Information

question Why do we have it? answer To keep democracy in check during a federal election, as each candidate wins each state question Who are the electors? answer Party members that are either loyal to the Democrats or the Republicans question How are they chosen in your state? answer Electors are chosen by Political Parties […]

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Electoral College Debate

question Is the electoral college fair? answer Yes because it gives the smaller states more say in the election. Also the president has to go to every state. And the winner of the popular vote might not win the election. And it represents the country as a whole. question Does the electoral college help or […]

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Voting requirements in VA, the Electoral College, and Third Parties

question Third parties on ballots? answer -must get a large number of signatures on a petition -rarely winners due to financial backing and competition with major parties -3% of votes question The election of 1992? answer -Rep. Incumbent George H.W. Bush -Third Party Ross Perot -Dem. Bill Clinton -Most successful third party;spoiler, Clinton wins question […]

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Electoral College Notes

question True/False In the United States, the voters directly elect the President and Vice President. answer False question Presidential elections occur in what month? answer November question What dates can the elections occur on? answer Nov. 2nd or 8th question The Presidential election is the first XXX following the first XXX in November. answer Tuesday […]

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US Electoral College System and Process

question The original Constitution does not call for direct popular election of the president by voters. It calls for the president to be elected by an electoral college. answer Every four years, following the November presidential election, each state’s legislators choose presidential electors who must be equal in number to the state’s members of the […]

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