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How America Elects its Presidents

Science and Advanced Technology Center Room126
Dr. Nathan Ritchey, Kent State University Vice President for System Integration

It may be surprising to learn that citizens of the United States of America do not have the right to vote directly for a candidate in a presidential election. In fact, four times in the history of this country the elected president did not receive a majority of the popular vote. By developing a mathematical context for this process, it is possible to make some interesting observations regarding the upcoming election. For example, it is possible for as little as 20% of the popular vote to elect a president and that a tie is actually possible. Please join us as we use some basic mathematics to investigate the election process that will be used in the coming weeks to determine our next president. There is no charge for this event but please register below.

How America Elects its Presidents

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