Topic: What is going to be the outcome of the 2016 Electoral College vote? Predict how each state will vote (and each district, for states that split their EC votes), supporting your predictions with data and citations. You should consider voter histories of each state, public opinion polls (and the quality of those polls), and other factors as may be relevant this cycle.
The essay will require research beyond assigned course material. You should list these outside sources in a bibliography, to be turned in along with your essays. The bibliography does not count as part of the 5 pages.
Essays should also include a map or table. I recommend using an online Electoral College map tool to make your predictions; then use that image in your paper. The map does not count as part of the 5 pages.