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Electoral College

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:35 AM
Theoretically, the Electoral College could give this election to Mitt Romney. There are 278 Republicans between the House and the Senate. There are only 248 Democrats. Wouldn't that be a bee in the bonnet if the Republicans did just that?
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The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which superseded a large section of Article II, Section 1) suggests says that the ballots of the electors in the several states having marked their ballots for President and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...