A Majority(note that this is more than 1/2 of the electors, if someone gets more votes than anyone else(a pluality) but does not get a majority they don't win(this was a big issue in the 19th century))
Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President of the United States. 270 electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College are needed to win the U.S. presidency. 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. Since every state has two senators and at least one representative to the House, every state has at least 3 electoral votes. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). A majority is 270 - one more than half of the total number of 538.
129,0854,000 voted in the last US presidential election.
In the general election of 2012, there were 535 electors. They represent the 435 members of the US House of Representatives and the 100 United States senators.
Obama won with 365 electoral votes ( McCain 173)
The 538 electors who are appointed based on the results of the November election elect the U.S. President and Vice President on the Monday after the second Wednesday of December. That's the first Monday after December 12.
As a rule the Vice-president is elected by the same electors that elect the president. However, if a vacancy occurs in the office of vice-president. The president nominates a replacement who must be confirmed by both houses of Congress in order to take office.
It takes 2/3 of the cardinal electors at the time to elect a pope. A cardinal elector is a cardinal under age 80.
Vice President-elect Joseph Biden will be sworn in prior to President-elect Obama.
You would elect a new vp but if it were the president the vp would take his place.
The Vice President would then take his place, until the number of votes needed to officially elect a new President is decided and reached.
The New president that gets electaed is called President Elect until they take office which is Jan. 20th. The President that was in office before the new president is called the Formor President. 20th am
US Constitution, Amendment XX, Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President....
At noon on January 20, 2009.
Their choice of vice-president would take office as the new president if the president-elect should die.
On the day after the first Monday of November of every fourth year including 2012 and 2016, the public elects the electors of the President and Vice President by voting for their choices for President and Vice President. Then on the Monday after the second Wednesday of December each state's electors meet together within their own state and record the votes that actually elect the President and Vice President. On the 6th of January, the Vice President, as President of the Senate, counts the votes in front of a joint session of congress and announces the winners, who then take office on January 20.