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A presidential elector is a person elected by the voters to represent them in making a formal selection of the Vice President and President.

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How are presidential electors appointed or chosen?

Most states provide by law that candidates for the office of presidential elector shall be nominated by the recognized political parties at their state level conventions. A few states authorize the state party committees to make the choice, while other leave the process to the discretion of the parties; under this system, party organizations generally choose to nominate their elector candidates by convention, or through the state party committee. Several states provide unique mechanisms for selection of elector candidates. Pennsylvania, for instance, provides that the party presidential candidate may choose the presidential elector candidates for his or her party. In California, Republicans choose recent nominees for state and federal office to serve as elector candidates, while in the Democratic Party, candidates for the office of US Representative, and the two most recent candidates for US Senate, each choose one candidate for the office of presidential elector.


How can the elector vote over turn the popular vote?

in the presidential election, the popular vote of the state is the then the electorate, and depending on how many elector votes the state has (depending on popularity) that's how many votes the candiate gets. so if a large state like California has only a 10% difference, it still goes by the popular vote. if a candidate gets many larger states, but not by a vast amount, it then results with the loss of the popular vote but a win of the elector vote.


Who is an elector and what does the elector have to do with the election process?

An elector is a member of an electoral college. An electoral college convenes to discuss, agree on and elect a president. The electoral college of Rome elects the Pope.


How does MN determine how many electoral votes each candidate will get?

Like most states, Illinois is a "winner-take-all" state. Whichever ticket (presidential candidate and his/her running mate) receives a simple majority of the popular votes within the state gets all 20 of Illinois' electoral votes.


Who succeeded the Elector of Brandenburg in 1701?

penis

Related questions

Who cannot be a presidential elector?

EYE.DEE.KAY


Is an elector required to vote for the candidate of his or her party?

Any electoral college elector has the right to officaly support their political party's presidential nominee/candidate.


What is the fewest number of Presidential elector votes any state could have?

Three, as Montana has.


If you were a presidential elector would you vote your conscience?

Yes i would, i will tell them if they're right or wrong. I would not run for elector unless I could conscientiously vote for the candidate of my party.


What was the electoral vote of the 2000 presidential election?

271 for Bush; 266 for Gore. (one elector abstaining)


In accordance with the constitution each elector cast how many votes for any two candidates during presidential and vice presidential election in 1796?

two would be my guess


Which state has the most votes in the Electoral College in presidential elections?

The state with the lowest elector to population ratio is California.


In which state was there a faithless elector in the 2004 elections?

In 2004 an anonymous Minnesota elector, pledged for Democrats John Kerry and John Edwards, cast his presidential electoral vote for "John Ewards" rather than Kerry, presumably by accident.


How are presidential electors appointed or chosen?

Most states provide by law that candidates for the office of presidential elector shall be nominated by the recognized political parties at their state level conventions. A few states authorize the state party committees to make the choice, while other leave the process to the discretion of the parties; under this system, party organizations generally choose to nominate their elector candidates by convention, or through the state party committee. Several states provide unique mechanisms for selection of elector candidates. Pennsylvania, for instance, provides that the party presidential candidate may choose the presidential elector candidates for his or her party. In California, Republicans choose recent nominees for state and federal office to serve as elector candidates, while in the Democratic Party, candidates for the office of US Representative, and the two most recent candidates for US Senate, each choose one candidate for the office of presidential elector.


What type of noun is elector?

elector


Do you have a sentence with the word elector in it?

A sentence with elector in it is: "Do you have a sentence with the word elector in it?" George I, King of Great Britain, was also the Elector of Hannover.


How many electoral votes did Delaware have when it joined the union?

Delaware had three electors in the first presidential election. Each elector was allowed to cast two votes in those days.