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Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President of the United States. The electors are elected by popular vote in each state and each candidate for elector swears in advance whom he will vote for.


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The greatest total number of "national popular votes" in a U. S. presidential election, 69,499,428, were cast in favor of Barack Obama in 2008. That was 52.87% of all votes cast. The highest percentage of "national popular votes" on record, 61.05%, were cast in favor of Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

In both the 2000 and 2004 Presidential election, all of Colorado's electoral votes were cast for the Republican candidate, George W. Bush.

The House of Representatives chooses. Each State's delegation gets one vote and a candidate must have a majority to win. They must cast their votes among the top 3 vote-getters.

Senate would elect the Vice President from the 2 Vice Presidential candidates with the most electoral votes. Each Senator would cast one vote for Vice President.

If this should happen, the electoral college would most likely cast their votes for the vice-presidential candidate of the dead winning candidate.

The party of each candidate selects a slate of state electors. It is these people we actually vote for when we cast a ballot for president, not the candidate. The slate with the most votes gets to cast electoral votes for the President. Although each elector is sworn to vote for a specific candidate, there is no control on how they can vote and occasionally there is a "faithless" elector who crosses his party either by mistake or on purpose.

President Reagan and Vice President Bush in 1984: 525 electoral votes (out of 538) Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro got 10 votes from Mondale's home state of Minnesota and 3 votes from D.C., which has never cast a vote for a Presidential candidate who wasn't of the Democratic Party.

Pennsylvania cast 6,013,272 votes in the 2008 presidential election, translating into 21 electoral votes which were cast for Barack Obama (D).

A Presidential candidate must obtain 270 Electoral Votes (the vote cast in the electoral college of the U.S. by the representatives of each state in a presidential election) to be elected President of the United States.

Utah had 952,370 votes cast, translating to 5 electoral votes in the 2008 presidential election. Utah will increase to 6 electoral votes in the 2012 election.

The vote of the people has little to do with directly electing a President. The people actually vote for a number of people in their State, called Electors, and the Electors then cast their votes for a candidate. It gets much more complicated, but that is the basics of it.

The electors are elected in a statewide election. Local election boards certify the results. A state election board settles any disputes. The electors cast the electoral votes. Each candidate for elector announces in advance how they will vote.

To be elected by the electoral college, a presidential or vice presidential candidate must receive more than half of all electoral votes cast (he/she must have at least 270 votes). The popular vote is not for electing the President and Vice President; it is for appointing the electors who do so.

About 5.5 million votes were cast in the 2008 Presidential election.

Texas had 8,077,073 votes cast in the 2008 presidential election, which translated into 34 electoral votes.

Alaska cast 326,197 votes in the 2008 Presidential election, translating into 3 electoral votes.

South Carolina had 8 electoral votes in the 2008 Presidential election; these votes were cast for John McCain (R). South Carolina will have 9 electoral votes in the 2012 Presidential election.

In the U.S. presidential election of 1872, Horace Greeley, the Democratic Party Presidential Nominee, died 24 days after the casting of the popular votes and 17 days before the casting of the electoral votes. If he had survived the election, based on the November election results, even with 100% of the votes from each of the states he won he would have gotten a total of only 18.7% of the votes.

Many Americans think that when they cast their ballot, they are voting for their chosen candidate for a better government. In actuality they are selecting groups of electors in the electoral college. A candidate must receive an absolute majority of electoral votes (currently 270) to win the Presidency.The election for President and Vice President is not a direct election by United States citizens. Citizens vote for electors, representing a state, who are the authorized constitutional participants in a presidential election.

Greenlee County, Arizona had the lowest number of votes cast in the 2016 Arizona presidential election with 3,243 votes cast.

Electors are the people who cast their votes in order for a candidate to win. Electors may also be defined as people who have attained the voting age.

It is up to each state to decide how its electors are chosen. Currently, every state and the District of Columbia allow the voters to decide which candidates' electors will be appointed. 49 of the 51 governments use a winner-take-all system, where all of the state's electoral votes go to the Presidential candidate and the Vice Presidential candidate with the most popular votes. Maine and Nebraska each cast two votes for each office according to the state's popular vote, and each remaining electoral vote goes to the candidate with the highest popular vote in each congressional district.

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