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US Election Night: Electoral college count

09 Noviembre 2016

There would certainly be pressure for the House to honor the results from Election Day. Nebraska gets five electoral votes, two for its senators and three for the representatives in each congressional district. But now, the United States has a much higher literacy rate compared to when our government was first formed. The District of Columbia, which has no congressmen, is granted three electors. Then, making vote in a state with an entire population less than that of NY or L.A. or Chicago or Houston might really make you question if your vote counts.

Are there restrictions on who the Elector can vote for?

Despite all the talk of democracy, United States voters do not technically elect their president.

Whether or not Satiacum is allowed to go through with this threat, the rules of the Electoral College must be changed. Those procedures would be governed by the laws of the individual states, but the procedure must be completed six days before the Electoral College meets. The most recent example of a faithless elector took place in 2004, when a Minnesota elector voted for vice presidential nominee John Edwards instead of party presidential candidate John Kerry, though this is assumed to have been an accident.

Clinton is expected to win the state and its 12 electoral votes and now leads Trump by double digits, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average. ME and Nebraska are exceptions, with rules that allow electoral votes to be split between parties under certain scenarios.

The Electoral College is an election process and a compromise between election of the USA president by a vote in Congress and election of the president by a popular vote of qualified citizens, according to the Election College official website.

In case no candidate gets a majority of the Electoral College votes, the House of Representatives will elect the president in accordance with the 12th amendment of the U.S. constitution. So even though we may know who the next president will be by Wednesday, it won't be official for about two months.

Ms. Clinton starts with an advantage in the Electoral College and she could afford to lose OH and Florida, but if she were to fall short in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, Mr. Trump would probably succeed. In these states, there could be a split of electoral votes among candidates through the state's system for proportional allocation of votes.

A slightly smaller pool of candidates would be available for the role of vice president. Sometimes the candidate with the most popular votes is not elected president since they may not have had enough electoral votes.

"It is conceivable, just like we saw recently in 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote".

The results pointed to Bush as the victor.

The successful candidate must amass 270 electoral votes, an absolute majority of the 538 electors. This has only happened once in US history- in 1824 when John Quincy Adams was elected over Andrew Jackson. On that day, senators assemble at 12:30 p.m. and walk together to the House chamber. If the vice president-elect is also not known by then, the sitting House Speaker becomes the acting president. With Clay's help, Adams won.

November: Most Americans were farmers at that time and the harvest was over by November.