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The electoral college from each state. Each states gets the same amount of votes as how many representatives they have and senators they have. California, for example, has 53 representatives and so it gets 55 electoral votes with its two senators. the people voting is a winner take-all system. When the people's votes are tallied the state gives all its electoral votes to the candidate the people choose. So if the majority of the people in California vote democrat then the democratic party gets 55 electoral votes. Whichever candidate gets at least one more than half the total electoral votes possible becomes president.

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The members of the Electoral College are the ones who actually vote for the President. Most of the voters don't realize it, but they are voting for someone who will be a member of the Electoral College and who pledges to vote for a particular candidate.

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In practice, the electoral vote is so much a formality today that the networks predict the winner based solely on popular vote returns. However, technically, states are allowed to select their electors by any means they deem proper, and electors are allowed to vote however they like. It's just that by tradition, electors pledge ahead of time to vote for a particular candidate, and the state selects them based on those pledges in accordance with the popular vote.

This hasn't always been the case: South Carolina, for example, allowed its state legislators to choose the electors until 1860. The last time "legislative choice" was actually used was in Colorado in 1876 (there was no time or money to hold a general election for President, since the state had only very recently been admitted), though Florida threatened to do so in 2000 (the recounts were still going on as the deadline for appointing electors approached, and the legislature considered legislative choice to be better than having Florida's votes not count in the election at all due to missing the deadline).

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The vote of the electoral college decides who will be President.

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majority of electoral vote

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i dont know :)) lol

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