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Bell Ringer: Electors in the Electoral College

Electors in the Electoral College

John Fortier, author of “After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College,” discussed the meeting of electors that occurred earlier in the day and how that step fits into the process for electing a president.

Description

John Fortier, author of “After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College,” discussed the meeting of electors that occurred earlier in the day and how that step fits into the process for electing a president.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What occurs when the electors meet in the states? How does this relate to the voting that occurs on election day?
  • What is a faithless elector?
  • After the electors vote in the states, what is the next step that occurs in Congress in January?
  • How are these slates of electors selected?
  • What are rules regarding who can be an elector?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Electoral College
    • Faithless Elector
    • Joint Session Of Congress
    • Pledged
    • Political Parties
    • Slate Of Electors

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsExecutive BranchFederalism and State Issues

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity