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The Electoral College

Central Research Question: Should we replace the electoral college?

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Article Name: A Historic Number of Electors Defected and Most Were Supposed to Vote For Clinton
Source: The New York Times
Author: Kiersten Schmidt 
Date Published: December 19, 2016
Guiding Question: What are some of the rules states have in place for electors?
Grade Level: 7.9

Article Name: Elections for Kids
Source: Gallopade 
Author: N/A
Date Published: 2008
Guiding Question: How does the electoral college work?
Grade Level: 7.7

Article Name: Is our Electoral Process Broken
Source: Wbur 
Author: Katherine Brewer 
Date Published: October 26, 2017
Guiding Question: Are we still seing problems in our election process due to the electoral college?
Grade Level: 8.9

Article Name: The Electoral College: An Overview
Source: Scholastic
Author: N/A
Date Published: 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the problems with the electoral college?
Grade Level: 8.7

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Article Name: Electors Remain Faithful to Trump, Select Him as Next U.S. President
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 550)
Author: Stephen Ohlemacher
Date Published: December 21, 2016
Guiding Question: How did the electoral college impact the election of Donald Trump?
Grade Level: 6.3

Article Name: The Electoral College Survives Despite a Long History of Challenges
Source: Smithsonian via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 590)
Author: Jennifer Naliwicki
Date Published: December 1, 2016
Guiding Question: What are some of the challenges the electoral college has faced?
Grade Level: 6.5

Article Name: Civics 101: It is Time To Abolish the Electoral College
Source: Santa Clara Weekly
Author: Dominic Castera 
Date Published: October 18, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some possible reforms for the electoral college?
Grade Level: 9.3

Article Name: Electoral-College Reform would have Defeated Donald Trump; Now Some Republicans Back Effor, Seek Action Before 2020
Source: Oregon Live 
Author: Douglas Perry 
Date Published: October 3, 2017
Guiding Question: Does the electoral college accurately reflect the population of states?
Grade Level: 11.5

Article Name: The Electoral College Is Outdated and Undemocratic
Source: Independent Voter Network
Author: Juan Hernandez 
Date Published: November 30, 2016
Guiding Question: Does the electoral college give some states an unfair amount of say?
Grade Level: 12.0