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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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