How are the number of electoral votes decided for each state?

Write a paragraph answering each question.

  1. How are the number of electoral votes decided for each state? How many electoral votes are in the state of Texas? Which Presidential candidate (Obama or Romney) won Texas electoral votes in the 2012 election?
  2. Briefly explain the “pros and cons” of the electoral system. Why do we have the electoral system? What are some arguments against it?
  3. Explain what you think. Should the U.S. maintain the current Electoral College system, move toward a national popular vote system, or use the “proportional voting” system for the Electoral College used by Maine and Nebraska?
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