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PSC 130: Introduction to US Government: PSC 130 Activity

Electoral College Discussion Questions

Electoral College Discussion Questions:

  1. In what ways does the Electoral College support democracy?

  2. In what ways is it undemocratic?

  3. What are two ways the Electoral College system makes people feel like their votes don’t count?

  4. Do you think using a direct popular vote is a good idea? Why or why not?

  5. What are other ideas you can think of for reforming the Electoral College system?

(These questions are modified from a handout available at

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