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The direct vote of citizens to elect the President of the United States is called the Popular Vote. The race for President of the United States also takes into account Electoral Votes. Electoral Votes are given to candidates who win the Popular Vote in a particular state.

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What people can vote for president and vice president?

US citizens who are registered to vote elect delegates to the Electoral College, and the Electoral College elects the president and VP.


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