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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2016

SWBAT:
- practice respectful civil discourse
- support their choice with reasoning


2016 Election Ballot VOTE HERE

Class Materials


Candidates & Issues Online Election Resources

REQUIRED:  You MUST review BOTH of the following sites before completing "Candidates & Issues" chart


OPTIONAL/ADDITIONAL:  You MAY review any of the following sites before completing "Candidates & Issues" chart



Electoral College Info

Electoral College: Just the Facts

  • Popular votes are cast on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November every fourth year
  • There are 538 electors in total (a candidate needs a majority - 270 - to win)
  • Electors meet on the 1st Monday after the second Wednesday in December to cast their votes (December 19, There is a joint session of Congress on the 6th of January to count the votes)
  • Four candidates have won election by losing popular vote [John Quincy Adams (1824), Rutherford B. Hayes (1876), Benjamin Harrison (1888), George W. Bush (2000)]
  • "Faithless elector"
  • 99% of Electors have voted as pledged (only 58 have been "faithless")
  • No "faithless” Elector has ever been subjected to punishment of any sort
  • President-elect takes the oath of office and is sworn in on January 20th in the year following election.




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