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A candidate has to receive 270 electoral votes in order to become President of the United States. California is the state with the most electoral votes.

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None of the candidates received votes from more than half of the electors, as required by the Constitution. The Constitution has instructions for how the House of Representatives elects the President whenever that happens.


None of the candidates received votes from more than half of the electors, as required by the Constitution. The Constitution has instructions for how the House of Representatives elects the President whenever that happens.


The meeting of the electors is typically held somewhere in the state capital. It's at this meeting where they cast their votes for the President and the VP. The votes are then sent to the Vice President who is the President of the Senate.


The president of the United States is not elected directly by the people but rather by the Electoral Collage. United States citizens vote for electors and the electors vote for the president and vice president. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.


The electors are the people who actually elect the president. When the people vote for the president, they are actually choosing the electors who will cast the official votes for president.


The group of electors from each state who vote for President is the Electoral College.


Popular votes are the votes of the general public. Electoral votes are the votes of the 538 electors appointed to elect the President and Vice President.


If none of the electors casts a vote, nobody receives the required 270-vote minimum, and the House of Representatives elects the President.


Prior to adoption of the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution, electors cast votes for two persons. Electors could not distinguish between their presidential and vice-presidential choices. The recipient of the most electoral votes would become president and the runner-up vice-president. The 12th Amendment of the Constitution states that electors are to vote separately for the president and vice president, on separate electoral ballots. Before this amendment the electors cast two votes in one election and the second-place finisher was made vice-president. If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.


This group is called the electoral college; its members are called electors and the votes it casts are called electoral votes.


It required electors to vote for president and vice president separately. Before its ratification, the candidate with the most votes was elected president and the candidate that came in second was elected vice president.


The President is voted into office by way of the electoral college. The people cast their votes and based on their votes the electors vote for President.


The states choose as many "electors" as it has electoral votes and these electors elect the president. The electors are elected by popular vote in each state and each candidate for elector swears in advance whom he will vote for. The electors vote their electoral votes in the Electoral College.


The registered voters of DC choose their three electors who vote for the president.


The Twelfth Amendment changed the method of how the president and vice president are elected by the Electoral College. Whereas, the initial procedure allowed electors to vote for two presidential candidates, the Twelfth Amendment required the electors to cast votes for the president and vice presidential categories.


Before the 12th Amendment was ratified (1788-1800), each elector casts two votes for president. Whoever got the most votes became president as long as he received votes from more than half of the appointed electors. Whoever had the second-most votes became vice president; he did not require votes from a majority of the electors. Since the 12th Amendment was ratified in 1804, each elector casts one vote for president and one vote for vice president. Unless more than half of the electors votes for the same person for president, the House of Representatives elects the president from among the top three vote receivers. Unless more than half of the electors votes for the same person for vice president, the Senate elects the vice president from between the top two vote receivers.


A majority is one more than one-half of the votes. There are 538 electoral votes so 270 is the required majority.


The Electoral College elects the president. The members, called electors, are selected directly by the citizens of a state in the general election, which is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The candidates for elector have the same party affiliations as the candidates for president and VP and citizens select the electors accordingly. Often the names of the electors do not appear on the ballot, just the candidates they represent. However electors are not legally bound to cast their votes according to the wishes of the citizens who selected them, which means the Electoral College officially and truly elects the president and VP.Each state gets a number of votes in the electoral college based on the number of Representatives in the House of Representatives and Senators in the US Senate. Each state is guaranteed at least 3 electoral votes; even Washington D.C. gets 3 electoral votes as required by the 23rd amendment. The electors then officially elect the president and vice-president on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December following the general election. The electors meet in their respective state capitals and vote. Their votes are signed , certified and sealed and sent to the president of the US Senate who in the presence of both houses of Congress opens and counts them .The president and vice president candidates run as a team, even though voters and electors are not required to vote for both the presidential and VP candidates from a party, and both are elected in the same way by the same electoral college. If no candidate for President receives the required majority of the electoral vote, the House of Representatives chooses the president from among the top three candidates via a special election in which each state gets one vote. The same procedure takes place in the Senate if no VP candidate gets the required majority of electoral votes.Article II and the 12th Amendment to the US Constitution specify the election process.


The number of electors required to win the presidency in the United States is 270 (as of 2014). The candidate has to receive the absolute majority of the votes.


Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President and Vice President of the United States. Every state and DC are awarded a certain number of electoral votes with which to elect the President. Each state has electoral votes equal to the total of the 2 representative the state has in the U.S. Senate plus the number of representative the state has in the House of Representatives. The states choose as many "electors" as it has electoral votes and these "electors" elect the president and vice president. The "electors" are elected by popular vote in each state and each candidate for "elector" swears in advance whom he will vote for.


365,928 popular votes were cast for President in 1824. Five states did not have any popular election ; their state legislatures cast the votes for their electors.


The people in each state vote to choose slates, or groups, of electors who are pledged to a particular candidate for President. The slate with the most votes becomes the electors for that state and they vote to choose the president and vice-president.


Popular votes are the votes cast by the ordinary citizens , Electoral votes are cast only by electors, who are the officials elected by the popular voters to cast their state's vote and elect the President. Each elector get one vote and larger states are allowed to have more electors. There are 537 electors in all. There are as many popular votes as there as registered voters who actually vote.


The states choose as many electors as it has electoral votes and these electors elect the president. The electors are elected by popular vote in each state and each candidate for elector swears in advance whom he will vote for.


Yes, because the voters don't choose the President and Vice President; they choose the electors who choose the President and Vice President. A person can be elected President without a majority of electoral votes, too. It happened in 1824. If no candidate has an absolute majority (more than half) of all of the electoral votes, the House of Representatives elects the President, and they are not required to vote according to the will of the voters or the electoral college. Since 1964, that required minimum number of votes is 270.



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