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Unit 15 The Electoral College & Unit 16 The Presidential Election
Transcript of Unit 15 The Electoral College & Unit 16 The Presidential Election
In order to change the Electoral College, there will need to be an amendment added to the Constitution.
Unit 16 Presidential Election
If a candidate gets the most popular (peoples) votes in the state, the "electors" will then cast their votes the same way.
- so ALL the electoral votes for the state will go to the winner of the state.
Unit 15 The Electoral College
Unit 16 The Presidential Election
They wrote a compromise into Article 2;
- setting up a system of electors to select the president.....Electoral College.
Each state would get as many "electors" as there were senators and representatives from that state.
- A vote of 270 or more from the electoral college would be necessary to select the president.
The Electoral College gives the states with a small population more of an equal weight in te presidential election.
- It allows a person to be selected president who has not won the popular vote in the country.
Political Party Symbols
Donkey = Democrat
Elephant = Republican
- Americans pick their presidents and vice presidents from the candidates presented by the Democratic and Republican parties.
- The Constitution does not mention political parties, even
though they have been in existence since the early days
of our country.