The Electoral College

The Electoral College
Watch the video and answer the following questions about the Electoral College.
1. If Americans direct votes do not elect the president, who does?
2. How many votes are available in the Electoral College?
3. How is that number determined? (hint…number of senators + number of reps + number
for D.C.)
4. Complete the sentence: Every state gets electoral votes based on ____________________
of the state.
5. List 1 “safe state” (based on the last 4 presidential elections) for the Democrats and 1 for
the Republicans.
6. List 1 swing state (based on the last 4 presidential elections).
7. How many electoral votes does a candidate have to get to become president?
8. Color in the fewest number of states a candidate can win in order to be elected president.