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  • 1. Electoral College
    How it works and why we have it.
  • 2. Election Day
    Citizens to not vote directly for the President.
    Votes go towards electors for your sate.
    To win a candidate needs half of the electoral votes, 270 of 538.
  • 3. What if no candidate gets a majority?
    The House of Representatives selects the President, with each state getting one vote.
    The Senate selects the Vice President
  • 4. Reasons
    Elects Quality Leaders
    Orients elections around the states
    Makes majorities and amplify minorities
  • 5. Election Day Map
  • 6. Map by Population
  • 7. Proportioned by EC Votes
  • 8. County Results
  • 9. County Cartogram
  • 10. Blended
  • 11. End Result
  • 12. Works Cited
    Distribution of Electoral Votes N.p., 3 Oct. 2003. Web. 9 Nov. 2009. <http://www.fec.gov/pages/elecvote.htm>.
    Longley, Robert. The Electoral College System N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2009. <http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/thepoliticalsystem/a/electcollege_3.htm>.
    Newmand, E J. Maps of the 2008 US presidential election results N.p., 2 Dec. 2008. Web. 9 Nov. 2009. <http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/>.