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On The Campaign Trail | Episode 9: Race to 270!

Episode 9: Race to 270!

Bill explains the difference between the popular and the electoral vote, how the number of electoral votes is determined per state, and the importance of swing states. Students will also be able to identify key states with large numbers of electoral votes and explain why candidates focus on some states more than others. For additional resources visit

Premiere Date: October 26, 2016 | Runtime: 00:04:15

About On The Campaign Trail

On the Campaign Trail is a political web series for teachers and students hosted by Bill Nigut. Episodes take viewers on a journey through the political process leading to the 2016 Presidential Election. Topics cover a variety of subjects, including the primaries and the general election. Each episode is aligned to the Georgia Standards and includes printable teacher resources and lesson ideas.