Electoral College - with each state voting as a block o...

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Electoral College Win a majority of Electoral College Votes o Number of Congressional Seats in a State + Two Senate Seats o Total 538 (D.C. allocated 3 electoral votes) o Allocation Winner-Take-All (48 states) Maine and Nebraska use a district system o The Electoral College is malapportioned I t is possible to win a majority of the electoral votes without winning the popular vote o 1876, 1888, 1960, 2000 If neither candidate wins a majority of electoral votes the election is decided in the House
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Unformatted text preview: with each state voting as a block o Contingent Election o 1800, 1824 Electors Just who are these people? The Problem of Faithless Electors Electoral College Strategies Large States Swing States (Battleground States) Formal Powers Legislative Powers o Veto (2/3 vote in both houses to override) o Line-Item Veto o Special Session Message Power Appointment Powers Budgetary Powers o Budget preparation o Set spending caps...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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