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    Electoral Ballot Arrival

    The electoral ballots were seen being taken to the House Chamber to be counted, followed by the senators.

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    Counting of Electoral College Votes

    In a joint session of Congress certificates were verified and electoral votes for president and vice president were counted from each state. President Obama received 332 votes, and…

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    Electoral Vote Count

    Reid Wilson talked about the counting of electoral college votes, which was happening later in the afternoon. He talked about the process and politics behind the electoral college, its…

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    Tracey Van Dusen on the Electoral College

    Tracey Van Dusen spoke by phone about how she teaches the Electoral College and uses C-SPAN Classroom resources at her school. Ms. Van Dusen teaches regular and advanced placement…

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    Ohio 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting

    Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 18 members cast their votes for…

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    North Carolina 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting

    North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 15 members cast their…

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    Electoral College, Part 3

    The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Teaching materials available on the C-SPAN websites were also discussed and electronic communications were read.

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    Electoral College, Part 2

    The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Chris Tumbeiro was interviewed by telephone about participating in the Electoral College as an elector for the…

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    Electoral College, Part 1

    The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. In a pre-recorded interview, Amy Bunk talked about the history of the Electoral College and how the process…

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    Electoral College Vote

    James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state…

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    Electoral College Scenarios

    Greg Giroux talked about the math of electoral college votes that President and Obama and Mitt Romney needed to win the presidency. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Electoral Maps for Election 2012

    David Lauter talked about the design of the Los Angeles Times' electoral college map and some of its interactive features.

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    Creation of the Electoral College and Chief Executive

    Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect the U.S. president. He also described the arguments made by George Washington, James…

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    Open Phones Part 2

    Viewers commented by phone and electronic communications on possible scenarios if the results of the 2012 presidential election were not decided on election day. Bobbi Jackson previewed the…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers commented by phone and electronic communications on possible scenarios if the results of the 2012 presidential election were not decided on election day.

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    RealClearPolitics Electoral Vote Count

    Sean Trende spoke by phone about RealClearPolitics’s electoral college projections, the only publication that shows Mitt Romney with a lead over President Obama.

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    Electoral College Reform

    Jonathan Turley, and former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) talked about the relevance of the electoral college. Mr. Turley argued against it in a recent USA Today opinion piece while…

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    Electoral College Reform

    John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Tara McGuinness…

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    Michael Shear on Electoral Vote Count Projections

    Michael Shear spoke by phone about the latest electoral vote projections for President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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    Electoral College Vote Allocation

    Leonard Steinhorn talked about non-citizens' effect on the number of electoral college votes each state is allocated. Even though non-citizens, either legal or illegal, cannot vote,…

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