Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Electoral College, Part II

My government students are working on the Electoral College right now using this DBQ and the video above.  It is one of those things that I find my students are often confused with each year.  If you have the same issue, here are some items to help.

First off, below is a video of Virginia's voters actually writing in their electoral college votes in December 2012 and here (thanks Frank Franz) is the list of potential electors in VA (each qualified party has to submit their names before election day).  Here is a short CBS clip showing the opening of the votes in the House in January when we actually get a "president elect" as opposed to the day after the election.  

Here is one with the question most kids have - what if no one gets a majority of the electoral votes.


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