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5 Matching Questions

  1. 20th Amendment
  2. Reasons Founding Fathers founded Electoral College
  3. January 6
  4. Speaker of the House
  5. Weaknesses of Electoral College
  1. a if the President dies between voting time and January 6th, the VP becomes President
  2. b only Pres until House and Senate make decision
  3. c 1. Shorten list of candidates
    2. Didn't trust people to do it directly
    3. Didn't want the President to owe his job to Congress
  4. d 1. Can win popular vote and still lose President
    2. No majority of EC voters, election goes to House/Senate, where the Pres owes his job to Congress (against Founding Fathers)
    3. Electors don't have to vote for who they're pledged to
  5. e newly elected Congress meets to open and count ballots

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. House picks President from top 3 candidates (each state gets one vote [50 votes, 26 majority], District of Columbia ruled out, if state delegation can't agree, loose vote for round, 2/3 quorum)
    Senate chooses from top 2 candidates to elect VP (each Senator gets one vote [100 Senators, 51 Majority], 2/3 quorum)
  2. state party convention
  3. 538
  4. 2 Senators plus # of people in the house
  5. Tues after first Mon in November
    vote for slate of Electors

5 True/False Questions

  1. Quorumnewly elected Congress meets to open and count ballots


  2. WI Electoral Votes538


  3. Jackson vs. Quincy Adamstie, 36 rounds in House, 12th Amendment


  4. How # of Electors changes538


  5. January 20 (No majority...)neither House nor Senate can agree until natl election day, Speaker of the House becomes Pres


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