Electoral college - the system by which the president and vice president of the United States are chosen. It was devised by the framers of the United States Constitution to provide a method of election that was feasible, desirable, and consistent with a republican form of government.
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Interactive Electoral Map
The map at this link allows you to create different scenarios of how electoral votes might be awarded in the upcoming election. You can essentially use it much like a bracket used in sports playoffs and see if your predictions are correct. You can play around and figure out how many or how few states could be won to win the election.
Welcome the the LibGuide about the Electoral College of the United States. This guide is set up in four pages. This page will provide a basic definition and weblinks to further details where more information can be gleaned. The next page will give evidence of some of the arguments for the Electoral College and why it should remain in use as is. The third page will provide arguments against the Electoral College and how it should be changed or replaced. The final page will provide possible resources that should be available in many libraries on the subject of the Electoral College.
Links for Basic Information About The Electoral College
These links provide basic information about the Electoral College, its history, and how it works.