Electoral college

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Electoral college

  1. 1. The Electoral College
  2. 2.  How many electoral votes does each state get? 1 for every House of Representative member 1 for each Senator OH - 16 Reps + 2 Senators = 18 Electoral Votes 538 Total Votes Need 270 to win the Presidency
  3. 3.  The Democratic and Republican parties elect “electors” for district in the state These electors actually cast the electoral voters for the state When you vote, you are really voting a party’s elector
  4. 4.  How does one win the Presidency? The party that wins the most popular votes in a state wins all of the electoral votes for that state
  5. 5. H  Examples of candidates winning by 1 vote in the House of Representatives  1829 Kentucky  Nicholas Coleman def Adam Beatty 2,520 to 2,519  1847 Indiana  George Dunn def David Dobson 7,455 to 7,454
  6. 6.  1847 Virginia  Thomas Flournoy won 650 to 649 1854 James Allen def William Archer 8,452 to 8,451 1882 Virginia Robert Mayo def George Garrison 10,505 to 10,504
  7. 7.  Harry Truman defeated Thomas Dewey  OH – 9,247 voting precincts  Truman won by 7, 107 votes  If 1 voter changes vote in each district Dewey wins  CA – 16,802 voting precincts  Truman won by 18,625 votes  If 1 voter changes in each district Dewey wins

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