Assignment 2: Presidential Election
Despite commonly held beliefs about the popularity of presidents, presidents are elected by the Electoral College. This uniquely American institution consists of representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect the president. The total number of electors for each state is equal to the number of senators and representatives from that state in the U.S. Congress. The District of Columbia is accorded three electoral votes bringing the total number of votes to 538. Thus, the magic number for winning the presidency is 270 votes.
Research the most recent presidential election using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet and write a paper on the topic. Include the following in your paper:
Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format (excluding title and reference pages). Apply APA standards for writing style to your work. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, March 9, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.