(Answered) POLI330N Week 4 Discussion: The Electoral College Argument, Politics and Social Media

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook:
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1: List the ways in which contemporary presidential campaigns have used social media as a campaign tool. Do you consider social media as a successful tool? Explain your answer. Do you see social media as an unsuccessful tool? Explain your answer and provide examples.
  • Option 2: There are numerous discussions involving the Electoral College. There are some people that want to abolish the electoral college while others want to keep it. What do you think? Keep the electoral college or abolish it? Explain the reasons for your choice.

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Option 2

The Electoral College is a process that takes place during the election for a new U.S. president. As the U.S Constitution proposed, Presidents are not directly elected by people’s votes, but by electors. Meaning that we do not vote for the next president, we vote to determine our state’s electors who will then vote for the president (Greenberg et al., 2021). Electors are appointed based on the most public votes, and the number of electors equal to the number of senators and representatives in each state. There are a total of 538 electors from the Electoral College, each state has a total of two senators which would equal 100 total senators among the states, the remainder 438 are representatives. The way this works is that whoever gets more than half of the elector’s votes (270) will win the election (Greenberg et al., 2021).

The basic understanding of this unique system is that public votes are represented by electors and therefore, it is the same as if Americans chose…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.