Electoral College

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Electoral College

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

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