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Electoral College

Bryan55 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:50 AM
Neither the constitution or the 12th amendment says anything about electors being pledged to a candidate. The idea was to have honest,experienced, and wise electors who would survey the field of candidates and cast their votes for the one they felt best qualified. There could be several candidates from various states and the one with the most votes wins if he has a majority, or the top 5 are voted on by the congress. This removes the animosity of a population split 50/50 on my candidate or party
Nathan223 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:15 AM
Yes, but states can choose their electors anyway they wish. They can have them pledged to a candidate if they want.
Nathan223 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:15 AM
Yes, but states can choose their electors anyway they wish. They can have them pledged to a candidate if they want.
The United States Constitution provides for an indirect election of the President. That is, you didn't vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney last week; you voted for electors pledged to vote for one or the other.

The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which superseded a large section of Article II, Section 1) suggests says that the ballots of the electors in the several states having marked their ballots for President and Vice President shall

"transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; -- the...