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Election Resources

Here are some links you might want to use this week.

  • The Scout Report (October 28, 2016) Volume 22, Number 42.

    A special edition of The Scout Report on voting. “While U.S. presidential elections date back to 1789, the practice of voting in such elections has greatly changed as suffrage rights have expanded and new forms of technology and media have emerged. We include in this edition resources that examine such changes alongside those that provide insight and information into contemporary practices of voting, both in the United States and around the world.”

  • U.S. Electoral College. National Archives and Records Administration.

    The Scout Report (above) describes this NARA site as designed “to help students and members of the general public better understand the history and modern day operation of the Electoral College. Here, visitors can explore Frequently Asked Questions, … view a helpful video that provides an overview of the college, and check out historical Electoral College results. Election results dating back to 1964 are mapped on this website, and visitors can view these results on a timeline in order to explore how state party leanings have shifted over the past half century.

    “Perhaps the highlight of this website is the Make a Prediction section, which provides users an interactive map that allows visitors to predict the result of the 2016 election by projecting the victor of each state and the resulting tally of electoral votes. This feature is especially helpful for teaching the workings of the Electoral College – and its significance in U.S. presidential campaigning – to students.”


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