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Why the Electoral College should be abolishedThe Electoral College is the body of elected officials charged with electing the President and Vice President of the United States. Since 1964 the Electoral College has 538 voters. The electoral college of each state casts its vote on the first Monday following the second Wednesdayof December, and the two houses of Congress officially count and verify the final results the firstweek of January. The Electoral College is an example of indirect election.Instead of voting directly for the President and Vice President, citizens of the United States cast their votes for voters. Voters are technically free to vote for any person eligible to be president, but in practice they commit to voting for specific candidates. Voters cast their votes forpresidential and vice presidential candidates by voting for the appropriate electors to promise your vote. Most states allow voters to choose from the lists of state voters who have pledged to vote for the multi-party presidential and vice presidential candidate; the candidate who receives the most votes from the state 'wins' all the votes cast by the voters of that state. US presidential

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