Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Night

Because of the election on Tuesday, we've had a huge electoral college map poster on our living room wall.

We're homeschoolers (and we had a free poster from C-SPAN)...

but we're also a bit nerdy (in a good way). 

The Electoral College by the Numbers:  435 Representatives + 100 Senators + D.C.'s 3 = 538. 

We also had election night snacks...

Oh, I kid.  This was really all Jason bought for the occasion. 

You see, being a history major, election night is a little like the Super Bowl for Jason.

And, I must say, there is much better conversation (previous elections, presidents, vice presidents, etc.) for me on election night versus the Super Bowl.

Did you know that Washington, D.C. has three electoral votes because of the 23rd Amendment, which was passed in 1961 during JFK's presidency?  Did you know that, because of this amendment giving D.C. 3 electoral votes, it effectively limited Wyoming's electoral votes to 3 as well?  I didn't...until this election year.  That pretty much sums up the extent of the knowledge I passed on during Jason's and my conversation.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The sugar-love keeps the eyelids open**

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