In the article, “Your Guide To The Electoral College?” I learned how the U.S. president is chosen. An electoral college is a group of electors from each of the 50 states that come together to elect the president and vice president.
The electoral college system was made in 1787 as a part of the Constitution to decide on how to elect a president. Many people thought that the citizens should have the right to choose the president, but others opposed this idea because they thought that some citizens weren’t educated enough to decide on who to vote for. They then came up with the idea of the Electoral College.
Every state has a number of electors that is equal to their number of senators and members of the house of Representatives. The electors pick the president when they meet up to vote in December in their state’s capital. The electors then vote for the candidate that they initially pledged to support.
In order for a candidate to win and become president, he/she must earn at least 270 electoral votes. The candidate that wins the most popular votes gets all of the state’s electoral votes, but there are also specific states that can have an impact on the election because it’s a large state like California.
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What are your thoughts on the upcoming election?