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Electoral College

raycyrx Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 2:14 PM
The main reason most states choose a winner take all strategy is that that method maximizes the political influence of a particular state on the EC vote.
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The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which superseded a large section of Article II, Section 1) suggests says that the ballots of the electors in the several states having marked their ballots for President and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...