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Resources on the Electoral College

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On Monday, December 19, the members of the Electoral College in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia will meet to cast their votes for President and Vice President. Here are some resources to help introduce and discuss the Electoral College in class.

Electoral Vote Allocation among the States (Federal Register)

Lists the number of Electoral College votes allocated to each state and provides background information.

Key Dates and Procedures 2016 (Federal Register)

Presents the most important dates in the process of counting and recording the electoral votes. 

Demystifying the Electoral College: 12 Frequently Asked Questions (Social Education)

This Social Education article clears up confusion about the role of the Electoral College.

Maps of the 2016 US Presidential Results  (New York Times)

Shows how different states voted in 2016, and summarizes their usual political leanings.

Teaching about the Electoral College (Social Education)

Although this Social Education article focuses on the 2004 elections, it includes teaching suggestions that can be adapted to the present time.

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