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Can someone please explain the U.S. electoral college?


As a Canadian and follower of U.S. politics, the college remains a mystery to me. Can someone please explain how it works in terms of overall electoral outcomes? Every American citizen gets to vote directly for the President (or at least I think that is the case). Very different from the system here.

 

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    Kaili Bisson 5 years ago

    So in a Federal election, the President's name does not appear on the ballot, only the names of the state representatives for each party, is that correct?


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    Kaili Bisson 5 years ago

    Patty, your Hub is super. If I understand this correctly, the Presidential candidates' names appear on the ballot that individual voters see. You cast your vote for the person you want as President, and in December the Electors ratify that vote?


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    Kaili Bisson 5 years ago

    So the Electors are compelled by law to vote the way the majority of the people have?


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