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Has it ever happened that the Electoral College has overturned a state's winner?


 

Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

 
The Electoral Map


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Maine A. Which state is most over-represented in the Electoral College?
Population B. What state has had the greatest percentage of the total electoral votes in any one election?
Virginia C. Excluding the original 13 states, what state had the most electoral votes the first time it participated in a presidential election?
Add the number of representatives to the number of senators D. Since 1900, what state gained the most electors as a result of a census?
538 E. What is the total number of electoral votes?
California F. The number of votes a state gets is related to its _____.
Wyoming G. How do you figure out how many electoral votes each state has?


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States make their electors pledge to vote in a certain way, and 24 states have laws that punish electors who decide to get funny and switch things up. However, with a few exceptions like Michigan and Minnesota, votes cast by faithless electors still count in the final tally.

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