Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

American Freedom Watch Radio - The Electoral College - Dr. Charles Tolbert

  • Broadcast in Politics
American Statesman

American Statesman

×  

Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow American Statesman.
h:140795
s:11516925
archived

Guest Host Dr. Charles F. Tolbert

History of the Electoral College

The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it 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 process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress.

The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators. Read more about the allocation of electoral votes.

Under the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution, the District of Columbia is allocated 3 electors and treated like a state for purposes of the Electoral College. For this reason, in the following discussion, the word “state” also refers to the District of Columbia.

Above info copied from https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html

Visit http://www.cfabamerica.com/questions-and-answers-to-what-the-president-needs-to-know-3

Comments