- Describe the structure and function of the electoral college.
How and when was it created in the U.S.?
Why was it created, and by whom?
- Compare the electoral college to a popular vote approach for elections.
How does the electoral college system operate/function?
What are consequences of using an electoral college system versus a popular vote? Use the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections as examples.
- Assess the value of an individual citizen’s vote under the electoral college system.
Why does the U.S. still use the electoral college for presidential elections today?