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


 




Alaska


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


 




Colorado


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


 




Nebraska


5


499,927


276,321


 




Nevada


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: _________________________
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