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How the Electoral College Works (409 hits)


It's presidential election day. You make a selection at your polling place and with your resplendent "I voted" sticker step into the November air, satisfied you've made your wishes known. But what if your vote, the one you thought you cast for a presidential candidate, was actually used to elect someone whose name you don't even know — who would cast a presidential vote on your behalf?

This may sound bizarre, but this is exactly what takes place during a U.S. presidential election. By voting for a Republican presidential candidate, for example, you are really voting for a member of the Electoral College who is expected — but not required — to vote along party lines, too.

The votes of the Electoral College, comprised of 538 electors divvied up by state, elect the president weeks after Americans vote in a presidential election.

State legislatures are responsible for nominating electors. The process can actually differ from state to state. In general, though, the two most common ways are:

The elector is nominated by his or her state party committee (perhaps to reward many years of service to the party).
The elector campaigns for a spot and the decision is made during a vote held at the state's party convention.
Usually, electors are people who are politically active in their party (be it Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Republican or Independent) or connected to the political arena. This includes political activists, party leaders, elected officials of the state and even people who have personal or political ties to the presidential candidates.

And while the Constitution makes no mention of qualifications that must be met to become an Electoral College member, it does determine an Electoral College member cannot be:

a member of Congress
a high-ranking U.S. official in a position of "trust or profit," which refers to a member of Congress accepting an appointment to executive office
someone who has "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" against the U.S. [source: U.S. National Archives and Records]

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Posted By: Steve Williams
Thursday, December 30th 2021 at 2:36AM
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"State legislatures are responsible for nominating electors."

Thursday, December 30th 2021 at 2:39AM
Steve Williams
Agree... That is the reason why there is no proof of The 2020 Presidential Election stolen from TRUMP when Trump own Attorney General Bill Barr could not find.

Hey Steve, I am sure you remember this: Attorney General Bill Barr says no evidence of widespread fraud in 2020 election https://www.fox13news.com/news/barr-no-evi...

Barr: DOJ yet to find widespread voter fraud that could have changed 2020 election https://www.foxnews.com/politics/william-b...

Bill Barr Apparently Told Trump the Stolen Election Lie Was a ‘Bullsh*t’ Theory That He Could Not ‘F***ing Figure Out’
https://lawandcrime.com/2020-election/bill...

This was TRUMP'S number 1 man at The U.S. Justice Department wasn't it Steve?


Thursday, December 30th 2021 at 11:46AM
Deacon Ron Gray

How the Electoral College Works

SUBJECT

.. steve, as always, thanks for the research on the Electoral College ..

.. Constitution makes no mention of qualifications... it does determine an Electoral College

member cannot be: a member of Congress..or someone who has "engaged..insurrection or rebellion"

against the U.S....

Thursday, December 30th 2021 at 7:19PM
robert powell
That’s right and that is just one of the reason why The Republicans are trying to stall the investigation on the insurrection of the 2020 presidential election.

Hey Steve, do you really want the truth to come to the surface about the 2020 presidential insurrection at the US Capitol building on January 6th?

Thursday, December 30th 2021 at 8:00PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, the request that two weeks be allowed for the States to confirm their certification of the Electors, or not, is not a "coup attempt."

Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 1:56AM
Steve Williams
You're welcome Robert, thanks for stopping by

Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 1:58AM
Steve Williams
No Steve, that point has passed, before VP Pence read the results on the floor of Congress, that process was complete.

By the way Steve, you know for a fact what I was talking about, the Siege on the US Capitol building to stop the peaceful transfer of power. Have you noticed that the little people that Trump used to attack The U.S. Capital Building is going to jail and the planners of this insurrection is not doing one day, have you noticed that Steve?

Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 5:18PM
Deacon Ron Gray
The riot was not planned Ron. Quick question, who is the person bashing in the door and encouraging Ashli Babbitt to climb through it to her death? Who is that guy Ron, they definitely got his picture, right?

Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 6:27PM
Steve Williams
I think the two-week extension request was made on the floor, before Pence had counted the results.

Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 6:31PM
Steve Williams
Never the less, The Election was given to the rightful Aire to The Thrown as President of The United State of America. NO Mistake was made.


Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 7:14PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Never the less, The Election was given to the rightful Aire to The Thrown as President of The United State of America. NO Mistake was made.


Saturday, January 1st 2022 at 7:14PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Who was the guy smashing the window where Ashli Babbitt was murdered? It's okay to say you don't know Ron, I watch MSNBC all day long and I don't know either.

Sunday, January 2nd 2022 at 7:30AM
Steve Williams
Steve Ashley Babbitt is not the subject of this blog, okay I see what you doing, enjoy the run.


Sunday, January 2nd 2022 at 10:50PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Hey Steve, do you really want the truth to come to the surface about the 2020 presidential insurrection at the US Capitol building on January 6th?

Sunday, January 2nd 2022 at 10:55PM
Deacon Ron Gray
That guy is one of the antifa, and an FBI informant Ron. One of the agent provacateurs that were the real cause of the riot and the storming of the Capitol.

Monday, January 3rd 2022 at 4:06AM
Steve Williams
Again, Steve, do you really want the truth to come to the surface about the 2020 presidential insurrection at the US Capitol building on January 6th?




Monday, January 3rd 2022 at 9:23AM
Deacon Ron Gray
All the information aside from the FBI's role, is already known Ron. The committee is just making a show, to hurt Trump in 2024. It will come to naught, as well it should. If you go after Trump, no American President will ever be safe again. The Democrats (especially their new comrade Cheney) are extremely stupid.

Monday, January 3rd 2022 at 10:07AM
Steve Williams
You might have a point, the FBI may have the information but what they need is testimonies to these FACTS. If we don't go after TRUMP and make him accountable, they will try this BULL -- again.

Steve, this was an active attempt to silence the vote of the people of The United States of America, don't you give a damn about that?



Monday, January 3rd 2022 at 10:45AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Make Trump accountable for what Ron?

Tuesday, January 4th 2022 at 9:36PM
Steve Williams
leading up to Jan 6th Steve. All of that leading up to this failed insurrection.



Tuesday, January 4th 2022 at 10:58PM
Deacon Ron Gray
So you've already nade him accountable Ron. The committe has done their job and they can go home now.

Wednesday, January 5th 2022 at 12:54AM
Steve Williams
Not yet Steve because this 💩 must stop and the buck stopped at TRUMP during that time and he will be held accountable.




Wednesday, January 5th 2022 at 5:10AM
Deacon Ron Gray
There will be no legacy for the January 6 committee, just like Mueller's "probe" is already discredited and forgotten.

Wednesday, January 5th 2022 at 9:01AM
Steve Williams
Discredited how? These things took place and now a part of U.SD. History.



Wednesday, January 5th 2022 at 9:37AM
Deacon Ron Gray
"Russian collusion" was ALL just a smear campaign by the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Thursday, January 6th 2022 at 6:30AM
Steve Williams
Why are you talking about 💩 that has nothing to do with this subject, WOW!!!

You know for a FACT, you don’t have any proof of that Russian BULL💩 but there is more and more proof that Trump LIED to his own supporters about about the 2020 presidential election. All of it, is a LIE, just to keep a loser in power.

There was nothing wrong with the process of picking a presidential candidate for president of United States of America.

Steve, why are you still supporting TRUMP for President?


Thursday, January 6th 2022 at 7:55AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, MSNBC has not been showing you what has come out od the Durham Investigation, just like they are hiding the horrendous mass murder committed by BLM supporter and black supremacist Darrell Brooks, on an innocent Christmas parade in Wisconsin.

Thursday, January 6th 2022 at 1:10PM
Steve Williams
WAUKESHA, Wis. – EXCLUSIVE: Darrell Brooks Jr. has spent the last 10 days locked up in a Wisconsin jail cell after allegedly mowing through the barricades and into revelers at the Waukesha Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring 62.

Now he feels "dehumanized," he told Fox News Digital Wednesday in his first remarks to the media, seemingly surprised that he had visitors.

"I just feel like I'm being monster – demonized," Brooks, 39, said during a brief video visit in Waukesha County Jail – a stone’s throw from where tragedy struck over a week earlier.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/waukesha-parade...

Thursday, January 6th 2022 at 1:11PM
Steve Williams
Just look at you, Steve. Why are you running from your own subject? Now you want to talk about a man that should get what ever is coming to him for his murderous actions.

Now back to my question:

There was nothing wrong with the process of picking a presidential candidate for president of United States of America.

Steve, why are you still supporting TRUMP for President?


Thursday, January 6th 2022 at 7:43PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Steve, why are you still supporting TRUMP for President?

I know you still can't answer that question to this day. WOW!!!



Wednesday, January 26th 2022 at 10:14PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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