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The Electoral CollegeJeopardy

Why Number Solve the Wild

create it? Formulas Facts Equation Card

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Why create it?100

This is the reason the Founding

Fathers created the Electoral College

in the first place. They were very

Why create it?200

Name one thing that didn’t exist back

in 1787 AND why it made the Electoral

college necessary.

Why create it?300

Name another thing that didn’t exist back in 1787 AND why it made the Electoral college necessary.

Why create it?400

What makes the people in the Electoral college more special than average people?

Why create it?500

This is how fast information could travel back in 1787.

Formulas100

The number of electors a state has in the Electoral College is equal to the number of representatives a state has plus the number of ____________ a state has.

Formulas 200

The number of electors a state has in the Electoral College is equal to the number of _______________ a state has plus the number of Senators a state has.

Formulas300

The number of electors a state has in the electoral college is equal to the number of _________________ a state has plus the number of _______ a state has.

Formulas 400

How many electors does Washington, DC get?

Formulas500

What is the formula for the TOTAL number of electors in the Electoral College? (include the correct numbers)

Number Facts100

This is the number of Senators that every state has.

Number Facts200

This is the TOTAL number of representatives in the House of Representatives.

Number Facts300

This is the TOTAL number of Electors in the Electoral College.

Number Facts400

What is the definition of a

SIMPLE MAJORITY?

Number Facts500

How many Electors do you need to win a SIMPLE majority in the Electoral College?

Solve the Equation100

Pennsylvania has 19 representatives. How many electors does Pennsylvania have in the Electoral College? Explain how you got your answer.

Solve the Equation200

California has 55 electors in the Electoral College. How many representatives does California have?

Solve the Equation300

Florida has 25 representatives. How many electors does Florida have in the Electoral College?

Solve the Equation400

Wyoming has 3 electors in the Electoral College. How many Senators does Wyoming have?

Solve the Equation500

Washington, DC has 3 electors in the Electoral College. How many Senators does Washington, DC have?

Wild Card100

How is a SIMPLE majority different from just a “majority”?

Wild Card200

In the 2000 election, Bush and Cheney won the most popular votes in Florida. At that time, Florida had 25 electors. How many electors did Al Gore and Joe Lieberman receive? Why?

Wild Card300

The Electoral College system is also known as a

_______-_______-_______ system

Wild Card400

What happens if there is a tie in the Electoral College?

Wild Card500

What is the difference between a primary election and a general election?

Final Jeopardy

Explain what happens mathematically when one candidate wins the popular vote but that same candidate does not win a majority in the Electoral College.