Select under “president” option Historical election. Review the information on two presidential election
Political science 200-250 words writing
Go through the following website, select under “president” option Historical election. Review the information on two presidential election maps of your choice and post your opinion on it in two paragraphs (200-250 words total).
DO not select 2016 presidential election
If you are curious about the #270 on the website address, here is the reason.
The US presidents are elected by Electoral Colleges from each state. The total # of Electoral Colleges is calculated by adding 435 (the # of the House of Representative Members) + 100 (the # of the senators in the US Senate) + 3 for Washington DC, which is 538. 51% of that would be a simple majority and that is the magic # 270, the # of Electoral College a presidential candidate needs to win in November General Election.
November 4, 2008 elections were the 56th was the most outstanding having the highest voter turnout in 40 years and the first African American as President, Barack Obama. It was unique because it was the first where neither the incumbent president nor the vice president ran for the seat. Moreover, Obama’s victory margin was unmatched………………….