Electoral college vs the popular vote - click the map to create your own at 270towincom let your students see how votes really count with our activity on the electoral college. Even on election night in 2012, when early results seemed to indicate that mitt romney would get more votes than president obama but lose the electoral college (that didn't happen, obama won both. Opponents of the electoral college achieved an important victory last weekend when connecticut's legislature passed the so-called national popular vote compact. The electoral college is a unique method for indirectly electing the president of the united states it was established by article ii, section 1, clause 2 of the us constitution and modified by the 12 th and 23 rd amendments.
Electoral college fast facts established in article ii, section 1 of the us constitution, the electoral college is the formal body which elects the president and vice president of the united states. Come to webster's bookstore and cafe to discuss the electoral college students from the cas 138 class at penn state will be facilitating a deliberation to discuss the issues with the electoral college, the advantages of the current system, and potential solutions for a new way to elect the president. I highly doubt, had the electoral college results mirrored clinton's popular vote majority, either of the above universities would have offered a day for students to cope with the election results. The united states electoral college is a body of electors established by the united states constitution, constituted every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the united states.
The correct answer is the electoral college chooses the president and vice president the electoral college is a system that determines who our next president will be this system was developed when the united states got rid of the articles of confederation and replaced it with the new us constitution. The map moves toward donald trump and the states solidly or leaning toward hillary clinton dip below 270 electoral votes, although she still maintains the advantage. The electoral college is a process, not a place the founding fathers established it in the constitution as a compromise between election of the president by a vote in congress and election of the president by a popular vote of qualified citizens. The electoral college: how it works in contemporary presidential elections congressional research service 1 introduction the president and vice president of the united states are chosen indirectly by a group of persons.
The electoral college gives the parties a distribution incentive for achieving geographical and ideological breadth while assembling a coalition of states the electoral-vote system,. Electoral college: the voters of each state, and the district of columbia, vote for electors to be the authorized constitutional members in a presidential election natural born citizen: someone born with us citizenship includes any child born in the united states, the children of united states citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of. Efforts to get rid of the electoral college over the years, the electoral college has been much derided, including by its most recent beneficiary the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. The electoral college is the group of citizens selected by the people to cast votes for president and vice president the presidential/vice presidential pair who wins the popular vote in any given state receives all of the state's electoral college votes 1. Form b how the electoral college works steps to becoming a president step 1 registered voters cast their votes in the general election step 2 votes are counted in each state.
Establish the college of electors: how the electoral college is failing and why a direct, national election is not the answer aug 1, 2012 by dr daniel vincent betti. The overall electoral college reform effort must encompass a broader strategy — that's why equal citizens initiated a legal challenge to the winner-take-all allocation of electoral votes at the state level. The larger the state's population, the larger the size of the electoral college for example, california, the state with the largest population, is assigned the highest number of electors, 55. The electoral college is a group of people that elects the president and the vice president of the united states (the word college in this case simply refers to an organized body of people. The candidate who wins the popular vote in a given state gets all of that state's electoral votes back to our florida example the presidential ticket that wins the most popular votes in florida wins all 29 electors - no matter if the candidates win by 5 votes, five thousand or even five million.
Discover how the electoral college works, read about its history, and learn about some of the electoral system's problems grades 3-5 , 6-8 , 9-12. 5 the electoral college, congress and representation a majority (55%) of americans say the constitution should be amended so that the candidate who wins the most votes in the presidential election would win, while 41% say the current system should be kept so that the candidate who wins the most electoral college votes wins the election. You don't have a strong understanding of the american electoral college maybe you aren't american, maybe you don't vote, or maybe you have forgotten your civics classes if you are american, be sure to brush up before the next election.
The electoral college is under fresh assault on the heels of donald trump's victory last november—the second time in five presidential races the popularly elected candidate lost the election. Views on the electoral college are often partisan the winner-take-all system explains why one candidate can get more votes nationwide while a different candidate wins in electoral college. Hence, the total possible votes in the electoral college is based on the number of representatives in the house and those in the senate (with 3 electoral votes for the district of columbia), for a total of 538 possible electoral votes. Electoral college: state-by-state voting schedule for monday, dec 19, 2016 for presidency and vice presidency trump secured the number of electoral votes he needed to officially win the.
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.