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The United States Electoral College is a term used to describe the 538 President Electors who meet every 4 years to cast the electoral votes for President and Vice President of the United States; their votes represent the most important component of the presidential election. The Presidential Electors are elected by the popular vote on the day traditionally called election day. Presidential Electors meet in their respective state capitol buildings (or in the District of Columbia) on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December (per 3 U.S.C. 7), never as a national body. At the 51 meetings, held on the same day, the Electors cast the electoral votes. The electoral college, like the national convention, is an indirect element in the process of electing the president.
Provisions for the mechanics of presidential elections were established by Article Two, Section One, of the United States Constitution. The 12th Amendment provided that each Elector vote separately for president and vice president. Today, the mechanics of the presidential election are administered by the National Archives and Records Administration via its Office of the Federal Register.
Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.
Colorado's nine electors are:
* Vicki Edwards of Fort Morgan, a member of the First Lady's Colorado Quarter Commission, long-time Republican activist, and member of Colorado delegation to the 2004 Republican Convention.
* Diane Gallagher of Englewood, a well-known Colorado philanthropist.
* Booker Graves of Denver, the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development and a member of the Colorado delegation to the 2004 Republican Convention.
* Ted Halaby of Englewood, the Chairman of Colorado State Republican Party and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
* Cindy Murphy of Monument, El Paso County co-chairman for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
* Robert Martinez of Castle Rock, a businessman, member of Republican National Committee, previous elector in 2004, and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
* Sylvia Morgan-Smith of Lakewood, a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention and expert in fields of physical and social sciences.
* Lilly Nunez of Littleton, a member of Republican National Committee, previous elector in 2004, and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
* Frances Owens of Denver, First Lady of Colorado.
Originally posted by stompk
And this is by no means a Ron Paul thread. I just think he is interesting, but the main stream news media won't even show him hardly. They never talk about him, unless it's a putdown.
Originally posted by Bluess
If you wanna have the right to criticise the leaders of your country in a democracy... then you have to vote.
Because by not voting, you say that you dont care who is in charge, and if you dont care... then you dont have the right to criticise them.
currupt system or not.