voting, elections, and political parties activity

voting, elections, and political parties activity

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  • The electoral college is made up of 538 electors who cast votes to decide who becomes the President and Vice President of the US.   Each state gets a certain number of voters based on its population.  in an election, the candidate with the most popular vote wins all the electoral votes for the state. there are special circumstances such as the less than the majority required. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win.
  • Safe states are unlikely to change the way they vote (Democratic or Republican.)  Swing states switch off from Democratic to Republican (depending on the candidate running.)  Candidates are most likely to focus winning over swing states knowing safe states are going to vote for their specific party.
  • Stay consistent! 
  • No! 
  • A candidate needs a  total of 270 electoral votes to win, the only way to win the electoral votes of a certain state is to win over a majority of the population. Candidates only need to win 11 out of the 12 major states to win the presidential election.  Ex: CA, TX, FL etc... 
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