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PBS NewsHour Extra: What makes a swing state swing?

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PBS NewsHour Extra: What makes a swing state swing?

We’ve teamed up with PBS NewsHour Extra to bring you free, ready-to-teach lessons on the events affecting our world today. Each week, you’ll find a Deck made for middle school and high school learners on a current-events topic, complete with thought-provoking interactive questions and embedded videos from reliable sources.

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A swing state is a state targeted by presidential campaigns because it is believed to be a close race and could “swing” to either candidate. Because presidential election are determined by Electoral College votes, and because the winner of the popular vote from each state takes all the Electoral College votes from that state, swing states end up being very important targets for presidential campaigns.

Source: PBS NewsHour Extra

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