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Election Day

A breakdown of the top eight Senate races

November 7, 2016 By NCC Staff

The winners of eight individual races on Tuesday night will likely determine which party controls the Senate for the next two years. And heading into Election Day, not even the most attentive pundits seem to know the outcome.

Supreme Court allows Arizona ban on assisting voters

November 5, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

With no noted dissents, the Supreme Court on Saturdayacted to put back into effect an Arizona law passed earlier this year that makes it a crime, with a potentially heavy fine, for anyone to pick up and deliver another voter’s ballot to a polling place.

Electoral College tie still looms as a possibility

November 4, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

It may seem like a long shot, but the highly anticipated presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could go to overtime after Tuesday, November 8 if the candidates each have 269 votes in the Electoral College.

Video: Jeffrey Rosen on Election 2016 and the Electoral College

November 4, 2016 By NCC Staff

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen joined C-SPAN's Washington Journal on November 4 to discuss the history and role of the Electoral College.

A recent voting history of the 15 Battleground states

November 2, 2016 By NCC Staff

As we get nearer to Election Day 2016, Constitution Daily looks at the Electoral College breakdown historically of 15 states that will be crucial in the November 8 election.

Explaining how recounts and contested presidential elections work

October 26, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

The current presidential race’s tone is leading some scholars to look at two important but little-understood parts of our electoral process: protests about vote counting and illegal voting after a presidential contest.

Who are the Electors in the Electoral College?

October 21, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

Every four years, 538 people meet in 51 locations around the United States to pick the winner of the presidential election. So who are the members of the Electoral College?

What happens when there is a tie in the Electoral College?

October 20, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump head toward the presidential finish line on November 8, it’s time to revisit one of the most popular topics discussed on our blog: What happens if the Electoral College ties?

The Candidates and the Constitution: Podcast series compares Clinton and Trump to document’s text and history

October 19, 2016 By NCC Staff

On November 8, Americans will flock to the polls to choose the next President of the United States. The National Constitution Center is here to help.

Early voting looms as key election factor

October 11, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

Early voting has become an important factor in modern times. Here is a quick look at the process, which could account for 40 percent of the vote in this year's presidential election.

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