posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 01:32 PM
This is the subject that we should be discussing and trying to inform all of our members on, whether you are republican or democrat, right or left you
should know how your President is elected.
So we know how the nomination works, we have seen and heard and spoke about that quite alot, so after the republican nomination is aquired where do
the people go then.
Just as Delegates vote for a specific region the Electoral College votes for the President supposedly from a certian region. So I asked myself... well
who is the "Electoral College" and who votes for them to vote?
The Electoral College consists of the electors appointed by each state who formally elect the President and Vice President of the United States. Since
1964, there have been 538 electors in each presidential election
538 total electors
Presidential elections occur quadrennially (the count beginning with the year 1792) on Election Day, the Tuesday between November 2 and 8,
coinciding with the general elections of various other federal, states and local races. The most recent was the 2008 presidential election, held on
November 4 that year. The next will be the 2012 election, to be held on November 6.
November 6th is the day.
Each state has a number of electors equal to the number of its U.S. senators (2 in each state) plus the number of its U.S. representatives, which
varies according to the state's population. Currently, the Electoral College includes 538 electors, 535 for the total number of congressional
members, and three who represent Washington, D.C., as allowed by the 23rd Amendment. On the Monday following the second Wednesday in December, the
electors of each state meet in their respective state capitals to officially cast their votes for president and vice president. These votes are then
sealed and sent to the president of the Senate, who on Jan. 6 opens and reads the votes in the presence of both houses of Congress. The winner is
sworn into office at noon Jan. 20. Most of the time, electors cast their votes for the candidate who has received the most votes in that particular
state. However, there have been times when electors have voted contrary to the people's decision, which is entirely legal
They can choose whatever they want contrary to public opinion, they are mailed in secret and held in secret.
Who is the president of the Senate? The president of the senate is also known as the presiding officer, which use to regulary be the vice president,
The President pro tempore ( /ˌproʊ ˈtɛmpəriː/; or /ˌproʊ ˈtɛmpəreɪ/; also President pro tem) is the second-highest-ranking
official of the United States Senate. The United States Constitution states that the Vice President of the United States is the President of the
Senate and the highest-ranking official of the Senate despite not being a member of the body. During the Vice President's absence, the president pro
tempore presides over its sessions or appoints another senator to do so. The president pro tempore is elected by the Senate and is customarily the
longest serving senator in the majority party. Normally, neither the Vice President of the United States nor the President pro tempore presides;
instead, the duty is generally delegated to the junior senators of the majority party to help them learn parliamentary procedure. The president pro
tempore is third in the line of succession to the presidency, after the vice president and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
So out of the numbers in some of the links I left you can see how many will be voting from your state, and now you should understand what they are and
how they work,
So who elects them? Check this out... gets good.
The process for selecting electors varies throughout the United States. Generally, the political parties nominate electors at their State party
conventions or by a vote of the party's central committee in each State.
Electors are often selected to recognize their service and dedication to their political party. They may be State-elected officials, party leaders, or
persons who have a personal or political affiliation with the Presidential candidate.
So.. Are you a part of the partys central committee??? Those are the people that nominate the people.
Am I reading that all the votes get sent to JOE BIDEN to be held on too and read later, does anyone else feel uncomfortable with this.
So with this info you can surely come to a good conclusion whom your state is going to vote for by seeing who will be that political committee how
many electoral college your state will use to vote,
And a better understanding of the whole system... please fill in if I missed