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What does popular vote mean?


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2009-01-15 03:53:43
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popular vote-noun1.the vote for a U.S. presidential candidate made by the qualified voters, as opposed to that made by the electoral college. Compare electoral vote.2.the vote for a candidate, issue, etc., made by the qualified voters, as opposed to a vote made by elected representatives


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Yes, popular vote does not directly determine the president. In fact, on three occasions, the leader in popular vote lost the election.

The number of ballots that a canidate gets.

It Means that the Electoral College approves the vote

A popular vote means votes from the people/ qualified voters, as opposed to vote by the electoral college.Voting for presidents during elections uses the electoral college, which uses the popular vote of the state to determine which candidate the state's electoral votes go to.

Electoral vote! Evidently the popular vote doesn't count since Gore won the popular vote.

It means an election that everybody has a chance to vote in.

the popular vote is by everybody. the electoral vote is by electoral colleges, which not everyone is in

Yes, the electors from each state vote the same as the popular vote in that state. It does not make any difference if the candidate won the state by 1 popular vote or 300,000 popular votes.

no he won both popular and electoral vote. However the popular vote was very close and there was strong evidence of vote fraud in cities like Chicago.

The purpose of the popular vote is to determine the members of the electoral college who then meet and vote for a president.

yes. The popular vote total and the electoral vote total are not directly related.

The popular vote is when the people vote for the president. in actuallity the people don't elect the president. the electorial college do. they win states with the popular vote then the delegates from those states vote for the candidate their state chooses.

Abraham Lincoln received 40% of the popular vote, in the 1860, Presidential election. So, no he did not win the popular vote.

Congress (legislative branch) is elected by popular vote.

Popular vote counts. It is used to choose the electors who elect the President. Since the electors are chosen on a state by state basis, the total popular vote does not matter., but the popular vote from each state counts.

In most cases, they vote for the popular vote winner of the state they represent. For example, if Trump won the popular vote for Kansas, Trump would receive six, which is how many Kansas has, electoral votes.

Popular vote by definition means the vote of the people ( vox populi in Latin).

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.

The electoral vote of every state accurately reflects the popular vote within that state.

No- he lost in popular vote by about 2%.

Jimmy Carters popular vote was 35,480,115 and that percent was 41.01%.

All state officials are elected by popular vote.

After. The electors are supposed to vote in accordance with the popular vote in their state (or whatever method has been specified, but in practice it amounts to "winner take all" with respect to the popular vote results in nearly every state), so it would be impossible for them to vote until the popular vote results are known.

If you vote you vote and if you do not vote then you do not vote

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