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American Government Quiz March 14 Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Minimum # of Electoral Votes per State
  2. # of Electors per State
  3. Selection of Electors
  4. 20th Amendment
  5. 2 Exceptions to winner takes all of Electoral Votes
  1. a if the President dies between voting time and January 6th, the VP becomes President
  2. b 3
  3. c state party convention
  4. d 2 Senators plus # of people in the house
  5. e Nebraska and Maine

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. further clarifies Electoral College by separating voting for Pres and voting for VP by the Electors
  2. 538
  3. 10
  4. # of people needed to be present to make decision official of the House
  5. neither House nor Senate can agree until natl election day, Speaker of the House becomes Pres

5 True/False Questions

  1. January 6# of people needed to be present to make decision official of the House

          

  2. If no one gets 270 votes...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)

          

  3. Weaknesses of Electoral College1. 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

          

  4. Reasons Founding Fathers founded Electoral College1. 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

          

  5. District of Columbia Electoral Votes10

          

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