The Electoral College is preparing to vote for the next President of the United States and InvesotrPlace is looking to answer the question of “How does the Electoral college work?”
The Electoral College is a the process which selects the President of the United States. There are 538 electors that cast votes to decide who will become the country’s next President. A candidate needs a minimum of 270 electoral votes to win the election.
Each state in the United States has a certain number of electors. This number is based on the number of members in its Congressional delegation. The state gets an elector for each House of Representatives member and two for its Senators. The District of Columbia also gets 3 electors.
When citizens vote for in the presidential election, they are actually voting for their state’s electors. These electors are typically chosen by the candidate’s party. They cast their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December following the presidential election.
The majority of states use a system where the winner takes all of the Electoral College votes in a state. However, there are a couple that chose electors based on the number of votes for each candidate.
The electors will vote on the President and Vice President today. These votes are then sent to Congress and the National Archives. A joint session of Congress takes place on Jan. 6 of the following year and the current Vice President leads the process as the President of the Senate. The votes are then counted and the winner is announced.
After a winner of the presidential election has been chosen via the Electoral College, they are sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017. President-elect Donald Trump is currently set to win the Electoral College vote.
Now if anyone asks “How does the Electoral College work?” You can give them an answer.
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