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There has always been an electoral vote since the beginning of the United States of America. Such is the election procedure specified in the original Constitution of the United States ratified in 1788.

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Q: What year did they change over from the popular vote to the electoral vote?
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What is the difference between popular vote for a senator and electoral vote vote for president?

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