Electoral College


In America, the people do not vote directly for their president and their vice president. Rather, these positions are selected through a system called the Electoral College. A college is a group of 538 people who are also known as former electors. Each elector represents one vote in the electoral votes. This implies that, for a winner to emerge, one candidate must have 270 electoral votes. In the real sense, the general population is not voting directly to elect their president but are casting their votes for electors who will now vote, on their behalf, for the president. Technically, one can say that electors are party loyalists who pledge to support the candidate who gets the most votes in their state. Electors are chosen in two processes. First, the state political parties nominate electors, either at party conventions or by committee vote. The second part of the process is done…