Ballot Boxing
by Mathalicious

In the United States, voters elect a president every four years. The winner is the person who receives the most electoral votes, which are votes given to states based on their populations. In almost every state, whichever candidate receives the most votes receives all of the state’s electoral votes.

For the 2012 and 2000 elections, calculate the percent of the electoral and popular vote that each candidate won, and circle the winner. Then, what are some potential pitfalls of the Electoral College system?