20/11/01

You vote but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state’s electoral vote in different ways–and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels.

 

 

 

 

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Glossary

  • to surpass – to exceed, be greater than
  • census – an official count, especially of a population
  • ballot –  a sheet of paper, cardboard, etc.  on which a voter marks his or her vote
  • to teeter  – to move or balance unsteadily

Answer the following questions:

  • What is the Electoral College?
  • How many electors are there in each presidential elections?
  • How many electoral votes are necessary to win the presidency?
  • What is the number of electors in a particular state based on?
  • Which states are the most important for presidential candidates?
  • What are “safe states” and “swing states”?

 

 

Practice Makes Perfect

WORD FORMATION: Change the word in CAPITALS to fill in the blanks.

 

Most people have heard of the Electoral College during (PRESIDENT) ………………. election years. (SIMPLE) ………….. said, it is a group of people (APPOINT) …………… by each state who formally elect the President and Vice President of the United States. The number of electors is equal to the total voting (MEMBER) …………. of the United States Congress – 435 (REPRESENT) …………………., plus 100 senators, and 3 electors from the District of Columbia. (ESSENTIAL) ………………. both candidates try to surpass  270 electoral votes, or just over half the 538 votes, and win the (PRESIDENT) ……………. .                                                      

 

 

 ANSWERS: presidential; simply; appointed; membership; representatives; essentially; presidency              

 

 Discuss:

 

  • Do you think voting is overrated?
  • Is being able to vote important? Do you vote every time you can?
  • Do you think voting/elections make a difference?
  • Do you always look at election results on TV?
  • Joseph Stalin said: “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.” What do you think of this quote?

 

 

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Facebook Has Tools to Sway the 2020 Election Against Trump, But an Exec Cautions Against Using Them.

It’s too ‘Lord of the Rings’ for him.

Read:

https://www.inc.com/don-reisinger/facebook-has-tools-to-sway-2020-election-against-trump-but-exec-cautions-against-using-them

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