Electoral College Quiz

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Select either True or False for the questions below.

  • 1
    The founding fathers established the Electoral College in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
  • 2
    A state is given electoral votes based on its population and two senators.
  • 3
    The Electors are nominated by political parties.

  • 4
    The Electors are not required to vote based on the population.
  • 5
    No Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, can be appointed an Elector.
  • 6
    Over 700 proposals have been introduced in Congress to reform or eliminate the Electoral College.

  • 7
    There have been more proposals for Constitutional amendments on changing the Electoral College than on any other subject.
  • 8
    The Electoral College is not an educational college.
  • 9
    Maine and Nebraska employ a “district system” in which two at-large electors vote for the state’s popular majority and one elector votes for each congressional district’s popular majority.
  • 10
    If the electoral votes are tied, the vote goes to the House of Representatives.

  • 11
    Wyoming is the most over-represented state in the country.
  • 12
    California has the most electoral votes.
  • 13
    Washington D.C. gets electoral votes.
  • 14
    It is possible for the candidate with the most popular vote to lose the election.
  • 15
    Soldiers overseas can vote.
  • 16
    Electors are not required to vote with the state popular vote.

  • 17
    The electoral college was influenced by the 12th amendment.
  • 18
    The electoral college is never been amended.
  • 19
    Every state in the United States has electoral votes.
  • 20
    Some states in the United States do not have electoral votes.

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