Test Answers on electoral college

PROS/ CON OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE

makes sure a president has support from, and gives support to, all of the United States. 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 different parts […]

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Chapter 2- The American Electoral Process

Presidential Elections 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 Nebraska award […]

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POLS 112: Electoral College

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

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5-8 The Electoral College

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

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

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

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Swing states/electoral college

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

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Electoral College Swing States

Colorado 9 Electoral Votes Florida 29 Electoral Votes Iowa 6 Electoral Votes Michigan 16 Electoral Votes Missouri 10 Electoral Votes Nevada 6 Electoral Votes New Hampshire 4 Electoral Votes New Jersey 14 Electoral Votes New Mexico 5 Electoral Votes North Carolina 15 Electoral Votes Ohio 18 Electoral Votes Pennsylvania 20 Electoral Votes Virginia 13 Electoral […]

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Electoral college/ Supreme Court/ Amendments

Electoral College Today – 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 -Example- each […]

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How the Electoral College System Works

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

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Electoral College Process/ Flaws

• 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 November, […]

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

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

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Unit 2 strengths vs. weaknesses of Electoral College System

prevents a victory based solely on urban areas strength helps maintain the nations federal character strength maintains separation of powers strength minority groups strength Two-party system strength popular vote does not always determine the winner of an election weakness discourages third parties weakness discourages voter turnout weakness favors the smaller less populous states weakness

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GLE35 — The Electoral College and Louisiana

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

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Electoral College Votes by State (and DC)

Alaska 3 Delaware 3 Montana 3 North Dakota 3 South Dakota 3 Vermont 3 Washington DC 3 Wyoming 3 Hawaii 4 Idaho 4 Maine 4 New Hampshire 4 Rhode Island 4 Nebraska 5 New Mexico 5 West Virginia 5 Arkansas 6 Iowa 6 Kansas 6 Mississippi 6 Nevada 6 Utah 6 Connecticut 7 Oklahoma 7 […]

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SHOULD THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BE ABOLISHED ?

PRODUCES POLITICAL STABILITY 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 P: PRODUCES STRONG AND STABLE EXECUTIVE E:P: SHUTS OUT […]

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE and MARBURY and MADISON

What established the Electoral College? The Constitution What happens in the spring and summer before the election? Primaries When is the popular vote held? The first Tuesday after a Monday in November What determines how many electors a state has? The number of state congressmen + the 2 senators How do you win a states […]

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Electoral College Information

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

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Electoral College Debate

Is the electoral college fair? 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. Does the electoral college help or hurt voters? It […]

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

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

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Electoral College Notes

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

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US Electoral College System and Process

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. 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 U.S. House […]

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