The Presidential Election Process


Civics Citizen Participation and Government The Presidential Election Process
Students learn how the presidential election process works. They identify key steps in the process of nominating a presidential candidate. Then they learn about the Electoral College—why it was created and the role it plays in the presidential election process. They present an argument in favor of or against the continued use of the Electoral College.

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In this experience, students learn how the presidential election process works. They identify key steps in the process of nominating a presidential candidate. Then they learn about the Electoral College—why it was created and the role it plays in the presidential election process. They present an argument in favor of or against the continued use of the Electoral College. 

Objectives:

  • Describe how presidents are elected.
  • Explain the role of the Electoral College in the presidential election process.




Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton


In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton received almost three million more individual votes than Donald Trump, yet Trump was elected president. How was that possible? It may surprise you to learn that the president is not chosen directly by voters. The president is actually elected by a body called the Electoral College.

Objectives:

  • Describe how presidents are elected.
  • Explain the role of the Electoral College in the presidential election process.


Have you ever belonged to a club or organization where you voted for a president? If yes, describe how the vote was run.

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Share something you know about the Electoral College and the role it plays in presidential elections. If someone has already posted your information, try to think of something else to share.



Review student answers. Clarify any misconceptions.


You will be learning more about the Electoral College and the presidential election process in this experience.


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