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What name is given to the 538 people who cast the official ballot for president and vice president?

These are the members of the Electoral College. The meet in their state capitols to caast their votes.


A candidate for president can win a majority of the total popular vote but still lose the presidential election.?

Generally your little brother has to be the governor of the second largest state in the union. You use his political appointments to disenfranchise millions of voters, then allow the supreme court justices your father appointed to name you the president. Or, you could just win the electoral college.


Was Abraham Lincoln the most popular US president?

Yes, in both the 2008 and 2012 elections. In 2008, he won with 69,456,897 votes to John McCain's 59,934,814 votes. In 2012, the popular vote was a bit closer, but President Obama still won it, defeating his challenger Mitt Romney. Some votes have still not been counted, but as of the end of November 2012, the total was 62,049,770 for Barack Obama, and 58,757,388 for Mitt Romney.


What year did charlene mitchell run for president?

Charlene Mitchell was the first African-American to run for President, at the head of the 1968 Communist Party ticket. She received 1,075 votes from four states. She was also the first woman to have her name on the general election ballot. Source: http://www.jofreeman.com/politics/womprez.htm


Who won the election of 1796?

Vice President John Adams ran for the presidential office in 1796 and won the election.Adams represented the Federalist party in this, the nation's first contested election.1796 U. S. Presidential Election Results:70 votes (50.7%) - minimum required71 votes (51.4%) - V.P. John Adams of MA (Federalist Party) : elected President.68 votes (49.3%) - Fmr. Sec. of State Thomas Jefferson of VA (Democratic-Republican Party)Elected as vice-president.59 votes (42.8%) - Min. to Great Britain Thomas Pinckney of SC (Fed. Pty.)30 votes (21.7%) - U. S. Sen. Aaron Burr of NY (D-R Pty.)15 votes (10.9%) - Gov. Samuel Adams of MA (D-R Pty.)11 votes (8.0%) - U.S. Sup. Ct. Ch. Justice Oliver Ellsworth of CT (Fed. Pty.)7 votes (5.1%) - Fmr. Gov. George Clinton of NY (D-R Pty.)5 votes (3.6%) - Gov. John Jay of NY (Fed. Pty.)3 votes (2.2%) - U. S. Sup. Ct. Justice James Iredell of NC (Fed. Pty.)2 votes (1.4%) - Fmr. U. S. Sen. Samuel Johnston of NC (Fed. Pty.)2 votes (1.4%) - Pres. George Washington of VA (independent)2 votes (1.4%) - U. S. Sen. John Henry of MD (D-R Pty.)1 vote (0.7%) - Min. to France Charles C. Pinckney of SC (Fed. Pty.)Although John Adams' running mate was Thomas Pinckney, because of the way the vice president was determined at that time and because the electors' second votes were spread so thinly, Adams' main opponent, Thomas Jefferson, became Vice President instead.One thing different about the election of 1796 was it was the first election to be contested.

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The most popular name for a president is?

the most popular name for a president is James.


What name is given to the 538 people who cast the official ballot for president and vice president?

These are the members of the Electoral College. The meet in their state capitols to caast their votes.


Name the president that has one electorial college but not popular vote?

Four presidents have won the electoral college but not the popular vote. They are Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush, and John Quincy Adams. In the case of John Quincy Adams it was decided in the House of Representatives after a tie in the electoral votes.


Was Fred an old fashioned name?

It was a very popular name up until the 1940s, and has since grown less popular.


Who was the first woman candidate for presidency?

Belva Ann Lockwood was the first woman candidate for president whose name appeared on some official ballots. Victoria Woodhull ran earlier but was underage for the presidency at the time and so was even less serious as a candidate than Lockwood. She got fewer than 500 popular votes. Hillary Clinton was the first serious candidate in 2008.


What is the Electoral College?

An electoral college is a group of people who formally elect the president of the USA. Their vote happens after the popular vote. There are 538 electors. An elector is chosen by the party and cannot be a senator or representative. Depending on the election rules in the state, the elector's name may or may not be on the ballot below the presidential candidate.In November of the election year eligible American citizens can vote. This includes Americans that live abroad and Americans who have dual citizenship. The votes are tallied up by state. Which ever party wins that state gets all the electors in that state, except for Maine and Nebraska who split the votes.In December each states' electors meet in their states capitol and vote for president and vice president. A candidate needs at least 270 votes to have majority.In theory, the electoral college could switch candidates if enough electors switched sides. As the 2000 and 2016 elections have showed, the popular vote does not decide who receives the majority of electors. In the 2000 election Al Gore had over 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush and in 2016 Hillary Clinton had 800,000 more votes than Donald Trump.Electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College determine the President and Vice President of the United States.Electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College determine the President and Vice President of the United States. Every state and the District of Columbia are awarded a certain number of electoral votes with which to elect the President. Each state has electoral votes equal to the total of the 2 representative the state has in the U.S. Senate plus the number of representative the state has in the House of Representatives. Since every state has two senators and at least one representative to the House, every state has at least 3 electoral votes. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). A majority is 270 - one more than half of the total number of 538.


How are votes counted for presidential election?

there are popular and electoral votes, electoral votes are when government and representatives of each state vote for presidents, and a popular vote, which doesnt matter in most states, is just a popularity thing, like who is more voted for by the citizens. here is a paragraph about it The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;--The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.... The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President to the United States.


President Theodore Roosevelt lent his name to what popular American toy?

Teddy Bear! :)


What is the name of the college that totals the presidential votes?

The name of the college that totals the presidential votes is the Electoral College.


What was Abraham Lincoln's political affilliation?

Lincoln was a Republican when he ran for President. The party changed its name in 1864 in hopes of getting more votes. When he was elected to Congress, he was a Whig.


Is Josephine considered an old lady name?

It's a lot less popular than it used to be back before WWII, but it's still a very popular name.


What is the most popular pope's name?

There have been 23 popes named John, the most popular name by far.The most popular name historically chosen by the popes is John. No less than 23 popes have taken the papal office under this name.