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Electoral College How it works and why we have it.
Election Day Citizens to not vote directly for the President. Votes go towards electors for your sate. To win a candidate needs half of the electoral votes, 270 of 538.
What if no candidate gets a majority? The House of Representatives selects the President, with each state getting one vote. The Senate selects the Vice President
Reasons Elects Quality Leaders Orients elections around the states Makes majorities and amplify minorities
Election Day Map
Map by Population
Proportioned by EC Votes
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