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The Electoral College By: Sara Ann Kelly Have you ever wondered whose vote really counts in electing the President and Vice President of the United States? Our vote as citizens does count in the overall as a majority vote however, we don’t first hand elect either of them. The group responsible for that is called the Electoral College. The founding fathers established the Electoral College in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. The Electoral College is thought as more of a process than a group of people. Therefore, the process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and then the counting of the electoral votes by congress. A group is usually considered four people or objects but in this case the Electoral College is made up of five hundred and thirty eight electors. A majority of two
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  • Fall '15
  • Chris Nichols
  • Electoral College, College Essays, President of the United States, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., Vice President of the United States, electoral votes

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