Trump secures victory in Electoral College

Daily News Article - December 21, 2016


1. a) How many electoral votes does a presidential candidate need to win the election?
b) How many votes did Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each get?

2. What did anti-Trump protesters attempt to do ahead of the Electoral College vote?

3. a) Now that Trump has decisively won the Electoral College vote, what is RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day urging Trump’s detractors to do?
b) Do you agree with her reasoning? Explain your answer.

4. a) What is a faithless elector?
b) What is surprising about the number of electors who voted against their state’s chosen candidate?

5. How did the stop-Trump movement attempt to get electors to change their votes? Be specific.

6. It is rare for more than one elector to vote against the party’s pledged candidate.
a) Do you think people opposed to Donald Trump’s election should have been attempting to persuade or threaten electors to vote against the will of the people in their states? Why or why not? Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.