Electoral College
Who would win

Ripon, WI

#1 Nov 1, 2012
Like to haer some views on the Electoral College I know how it works do you, no cheating just what knowledge that you have after some discussion maybe KCCO can post the proper link so everyone can really know how we elect the president.Thanks

“The Ministry of Information”

Since: Jan 12

Terre Haute, In

#2 Nov 1, 2012
Distilled for your pleasure:

The popular vote does not elect the president of The United States. Rather, 538 votes cast in the Electoral College decide who will be the next president.

Each state gets electors equal to the number of its U.S. senators (always 2) plus the number of its U.S. representatives (which varies based on population).

State parties — Republican, Democrat or Independent — select their own electors.

Almost anyone can be an elector. The only ineligible folks are criminals, current politicians and wild-eyed revolutionaries intent on violent, domestic regime change.

After Election Day, electors are obligated to vote for the party slate that won the most popular votes in their state. Electors meet in their respective state capitals and cast their electoral votes — one for president and one for vice president.

The votes are sealed and sent to the President of the U.S. Senate who, in January, opens and reads them before both houses of Congress.

The presidential candidate with an absolute majority of electoral votes (the minimum of half the total plus one) is declared president. Ditto for the vice president.

At noon on Jan. 20, the duly elected president and vice president are sworn into office.

“The Ministry of Information”

Since: Jan 12

Terre Haute, In

#3 Nov 1, 2012
On the face of it, the electoral college seems like a ripoff. I understand the argument that each person's vote should count (the popular vote).

However, there are many good arguments supporting an electoral college.
Who would win

Milton, WI

#4 Nov 1, 2012
Correct though a elector doesn't have to vote along the party line rarely has it ever happened and I think the last time it did was in Minnesota and a Kerry proponent accidently voted the wrong way.Their are a total of 538 electoral votes 100 senators 435 reps. thats a cap and based on population and 3 votes from District of Columbia,Indiana has 11 votes and at one time I think it was 15 but lowered do to population loss.Thank you KCCO have a nice day.It has been along time since POLS class so I might be wrong but I don't think so.
me

United States

#5 Nov 1, 2012
I believe with the technology available today we are using an antiquated system. If my vote counted it would literally count the popular vote should decide who runs out nation. I also believe we should have more choices than the two with the most money.
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Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 1, 2012
Boy would the time between 2000 and now sure be different if that was true.Lol

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