What is the Electoral College?
The Electoral College was established by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote. Every four years, Americans cast their votes for president. Within each state, those votes go toward the electors who then vote for the President.
- Electoral College map (pdf)
- Order the free poster from C-SPAN here (one per registered teacher/classroom)
- Interactive map - follow the votes and see how changes in each state can impact the nomination - 270towin