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How is the number of electoral votes for each state determined?
One for every senator and one for every representative
If your vote doesn't directly elect the president why vote?
Your vote encourages the electoral college to vote for your nominee
How many votes are required to win an election?
What's the only way to change or abolish the electoral system?
Which amendment allows electors to select one President and one Vice-President per ballot?
What's the minimum number of electoral votes a state can have?
In the event of a tie vote for president and Vice-President in the electoral process who becomes president in the meantime.
Speaker of the House
Does the electoral process allow candidates to ignore campaigning in smaller states?
For how long has the electoral process performed its function successfully?
When do Presidential elections take place?
Once every four years
Do citizens directly elect senators, representatives, governors and mayors?
Yes. When citizens vote for these, the majority wins.
Do citizens elect the President directly?
No. Citizens are really voting for an elector.
When Americans vote, what is it called?
What happens when a candidate receives the most popular votes?
The candidate who gets the most popular votes gets all that state's electoral votes.
What are electors called?
As a group, electors are the Electoral College.
How many electors are there?
What happens when a candidate wins the vote in a state?
That candidate wins all that state's electors. Since the number of electors is based on population, big states are important to the campaigns of candidates.
Why does the number of electors matter?
The goal in a Presidential election is to win the majority of 538 electoral votes, or 270. Once they get 270, they win.
When do the election results become official?
Election results become official on January 6th.
When does the new President take office?
The new President takes the oath of office on January 20th.
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