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Nov 3, 2012

Election 2012 This Week on Stimulated Boredom

Week of: October 22 – October 29, 2012

Synopsis: As we head into the final days of the election, I respond to listener questions relating to exactly what the Electoral College is, its history and how it works, what makes a “battleground state” and a wrap-up of the week in election news.

Due to what appears to be a close race, there has been a lot of talk this election cycle of the Electoral College and the math involved in coming up with a strategy that leads to 270 electoral votes…the majority required to win the Presidency. But what exactly is the Electoral College and how does it work? Why was it created in the first place and why is it still used today? Why doesn’t popular vote determine the winner of Presidential elections?

I’ve covered this topic numerous times on past shows during previous election years and decided to re-visit it due to the emails and questions that I have been receiving, asking me to answer the questions listed above. I also delve into the strategy that each party pursues to achieve electoral victory and what the electoral map is showing as we head into November 6th.

So enjoy this little civics lesson, coupled with additional discussion, politicking and opinion of the news coming out of the final stretch of the election.

Enjoy the show!