How can a candidate win a popular vote but lose a electoral vote?
A candidate can win a popular vote by appealing to the state, but can lose a electoral vote by the electoral college deciding against him or her. the electoral college takes the popular votes and makes their vote, determining the new president. for example if Ohios popular vote was for Obama, the electorals would see that and would most likely pick Obama for their vote, but in the past the electorals have gone against the popular vote. ...
Asked in US Constitution
How are the 55 electoral college chosen in calfornia?
The people that are elected into the electoral college in California are chosen by people writing their names onto the ballet. They are chosen by the people of CA. ...
Asked in Politics and Government
How is a president chosen when none of the candidates receives a majority of the electoral college vote?
How is a president chosen when none of the candidates receives a majority of the electoral college vote ...
Is the electoral college used for electing the president?
In the US, the president is officially elected by the electoral college which is made up of the electors chosen from each state and DC. ...
What are the pros of the electoral college system and who favors it?
The Electoral College mitigates the influence of large States vs. small States - e.g., people in Wyoming, with three electoral votes, have proportionately more representation in the Electoral College than they would have if the President were chosen strictly by popular vote. ...
Asked in Elections and Voting
What is the difference between direct and indirect elections?
in which representatives are directly chosen by the people is called direct election representatives are chosen by the electoral college ...