Example3 - Exercise on Understanding the Relationship...

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Exercise on Understanding the Relationship Between Votes and Seats There are two tables on page 2. Table 1 shows the results of the 1968 U.S. presidential election and Table 2 shows the results of the 1992 U.S. presidential election. For both elections the first column shows the percentage of the total popular vote won by each presidential candidate and the second column shows the percentage of electoral votes won by each presidential candidate. 1. What were the rules for the 1968 U.S. presidential election? Specifically referring to the results in Table 1 , explain how and why the election rules affected the relationship between the popular votes each candidate won and the number of electoral votes each candidate received. 2. What were the rules for the 1992 U.S. presidential election? Specifically referring to the results in Table 2, explain how and why the election rules affected the relationship between the popular votes each candidate received and the number of electoral votes each candidate received. 3
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course PLS 334 taught by Professor Abramson during the Fall '06 term at Michigan State University.

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