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SIMULATION EXERCISE
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Please review the following chart which contains the Electoral College votes assigned to each state and the District of Columbia, and the popular vote results for each state and the District of Columbia in a simulated American presidential election.  Based on information contained in the chart determine the following:

1.      The total popular vote won by Candidate A and Candidate B in the election

2.      Which presidential candidate, A or B, won the Electoral College vote for each state and the District of Columbia, and how many total Electoral College votes did Candidate A and Candidate B receive?. Assume for this simulation that all 50 states and the District of Columbia award their Electoral College votes on a “winner-take-all” basis.

 Name of State Number of Electoral College Votes assigned to state Popular vote for Candidate A cast in the state Popular Vote for Candidate B cast in the state Which Candidate, A or B, won the state’s Electoral College vote? Alabama 9 1,159,245 749,948 Alaska 3 195,227 112,878 Arizona 11 1,089,449 975,674 Arkansas 6 554,724 478,912 California 55 5,976,048 6,350,244 Colorado 9 1,076,124 1,055,465 Connecticut 7 714,368 824,202 Delaware 3 184,348 190,229 District of Columbia 3 90,108 125,978 Florida 29 4,129,997 3,784,259 Georgia 16 1,740,776 1,508,254 Hawaii 4 200,454 224,728 Idaho 4 376,989 245,774 Illinois 20 2,529,427 2,615,226 Indiana 11 1,257,070 1,148,334 Iowa 6 740,291 752,882 Kansas 6 645,822 512,678 Kentucky 8 997,244 878,421 Louisiana 8 1,002,124 924,855 Maine 4 332,427 368,399 Maryland 10 1,029,278 1,257,722 Massachusetts 11 1,284,589 1,596,331 Michigan 16 2,414,777 2,391,872 Minnesota 10 1,346,676 1,431,624 Mississippi 6 649,442 502,292 Missouri 10 1,245,978 1,440,356 Montana 3 259,129 174,434 Nebraska 5 499,927 276,321 Nevada 6 398,727 412,012 New Hampshire 4 340,492 332,638 New Jersey 14 1,792,442 1,874,209 New Mexico 5 369,284 370,544 New York 29 3,688,421 3,828,477 North Carolina 15 1,745,228 1,628,476 North Dakota 3 197,245 110,289 Ohio 18 2,829,687 2,777,421 Oklahoma 7 845,779 624,552 Oregon 7 901,244 904,100 Pennsylvania 20 2,797,494 2,840,542 Rhode Island 4 200,440 210,402 South Carolina 9 850,050 714,846 South Dakota 3 230,727 154,786 Tennessee 11 1,242,797 1,096,385 Texas 38 3,789,459 3,598,334 Utah 6 500,450 401,290

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