Electoral College

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1. Describe the structure and function of the electoral college.

  • How and when was it created in the U.S.?
  • Why was it created, and by whom?

2. Compare the electoral college to a popular vote approach for elections.

  • How does the electoral college system operate/function?
  • What are consequences of using an electoral college system versus a popular vote? Use the 2000 presidential election as an example.

3. Assess the value of an individual citizen’s vote under the electoral college system.

  • Why does the U.S. still use the electoral college for presidential elections today?

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