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How the electoral college works-
-Each State is allocated a number of Electors equal to the number of its U.S. Senators (always 2) plus the number of its U.S. Representatives .
-The political parties (or independent candidates) in each State submit to the State’s chief election official a list of individuals pledged to their candidate for president and equal in number to the State’s electoral vote. Usually, the major political parties select these individuals either in their State party conventions or through appointment by their State party leaders while third parties and independent candidates merely designate theirs.
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e Senate who, on the following January 6, opens and reads them before both houses of the Congress.
-The candidate for president with the most electoral votes, provided that it is an absolute majority (one over half of the total), is declared president. Similarly, the vice presidential candidate with the absolute majority of electoral votes is declared vice president.
-In the event no one obtains an absolute majority of electoral votes for president, the U.S. House of Representatives (as the chamber closest to the people) selects the president from among the top three contenders with each State casting only one vote and an absolute majority of the States being required to elect. Similarly, if no one obtains an absolute majority for vice president, then the U.S. Senate makes the selection from among the top two contenders for that office.
-At noon on January 20, the duly elected president and vice president are sworn into office.
Pros of the Electoral College-
1) Puts focus on swing states and allows for them to get massive attention by presidential candidates.
2) It is a tradition and it is constitutionally required to exist, so therefore it should remain in place.
Cons of the Electoral College-
1) People do not get to decide who the president is, a small group of electors does.
2) The winner of the popular vote may not win the presidency (ie: 270 electoral votes).
3) Leaves certain states in the dark because their outcome is all but assured.