# POL 115 Week 5 Electoral College Simulation Exercise Worksheet

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POL 115 Week 5 Electoral College Simulation Exercise Worksheet
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Electoral College Simulation Exercise

Please review the following chart which contains the Electoral College votes assigned to each state and the District of Columbia, and the popular vote results for each state and the District of Columbia in a simulated American presidential election.  Based on information contained in the chart determine the following:

1.     The total popular vote won by Candidate A and Candidate B in the election
2.     Which presidential candidate, A or B, won the Electoral College vote for each state and the District of Columbia, and how many total Electoral College votes did Candidate A and Candidate B receive?. Assume for this simulation that all 50 states and the District of Columbia award their Electoral College votes on a “winner-take-all” basis.

Name of State

Number of Electoral College Votes assigned to state

Popular vote for Candidate A cast in the state

Popular Vote for Candidate B cast in the state

Which Candidate, A or B, won the state’s Electoral College vote?

Alabama

9

1,159,245

749,948

3

195,227

112,878

Arizona

11

1,089,449

975,674

Arkansas

6

554,724

478,912

California

55

5,976,048

6,350,244

9

1,076,124

1,055,465

Connecticut

7

714,368

824,202

Delaware

3

184,348

190,229

District of Columbia

3

90,108

125,978

Florida

29

4,129,997

3,784,259

Georgia

16

1,740,776

1,508,254

Hawaii

4

200,454

224,728

Idaho

4

376,989

245,774

Illinois

20

2,529,427

2,615,226

Indiana

11

1,257,070

1,148,334

Iowa

6

740,291

752,882

Kansas

6

645,822

512,678

Kentucky

8

997,244

878,421

Louisiana

8

1,002,124

924,855

Maine

4

332,427

368,399

Maryland

10

1,029,278

1,257,722

Massachusetts

11

1,284,589

1,596,331

Michigan

16

2,414,777

2,391,872

Minnesota

10

1,346,676

1,431,624

Mississippi

6

649,442

502,292

Missouri

10

1,245,978

1,440,356

Montana

3

259,129

174,434

5

499,927

276,321

6

398,727

412,012

New Hampshire

4

340,492

332,638

New Jersey

14

1,792,442

1,874,209

New Mexico

5

369,284

370,544

New York

29

3,688,421

3,828,477

North Carolina

15

1,745,228

1,628,476

North Dakota

3

197,245

110,289

Ohio

18

2,829,687

2,777,421

Oklahoma

7

845,779

624,552

Oregon

7

901,244

904,100

Pennsylvania

20

2,797,494

2,840,542

Rhode Island

4

200,440

210,402

South Carolina

9

850,050

714,846

South Dakota

3

230,727

154,786

Tennessee

11

1,242,797

1,096,385

Texas

38

3,789,459

3,598,334

Utah

6

500,450

401,290

Vermont

3

122,774

182,104

Virginia

13

1,547,994

1,607,747

Washington

12

1,390,224

1,420,462

West Virginia

5

364,449

367,429

Wisconsin

10

1,492,421

1,477,202

Wyoming

3

130,757

100,527

Total Number of Electoral College Votes won by Candidate A: _________

Total Number of Electoral College Votes won by Candidate B: _________

Total Popular Votes won by Candidate A: _________________________

Total Popular Votes won by Candidate B: _________________________