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The Electoral College consists of the electors appointed by each state who formally elect the President and Vice President of the United States. Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution specifies how many electors each state is entitled to have and that each state's legislature decides how its electors are to be chosen. U.S. territories are not represented in the Electoral College.

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1 2000 Election Gore wins popular vote, Bush wins electoral vote
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Harrison defeats Cleveland INCUMBENT Cleveland won the popular vote!!!!!
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5 Territories can't vote. Yet citizens abroad and astronauts can? What?!
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1 It needs to go. If the electoral college makes certain votes not matter in certain states. Going against the whole "Your vote matters!" then it's got to go. This is why I don't vote at all. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on October 5, 2013, 8:05 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I found another video (from the same guy that made the first video I shared about the issues with the electoral college) that shows some more issues with the electoral college (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHEDXzOfENI&feature=plcp). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on October 15, 2012, 12:47 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 @johnnydough: It should also be worth mentioning that 6 states had a margin of victory of less than 1%, with 5 of those 6 states going to JFK. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on September 24, 2012, 7:33 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Another example to point out - the 1960 election between Kennedy, Nixon, and Byrd. It went 303-219-15 respectively, yet the difference in votes (between Kennedy and Nixon) were 112, 827. Gives different implications, does it not? -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on August 20, 2012, 5:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I feel this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k) sums up my issues with the electoral college (along with PYLRulz's comment). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on August 14, 2012, 8:24 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 And on the flip side, if you are in a state that is dominated by a party, your vote really doesn't count for much. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 12, 2012, 1:51 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
7 If we did have popular election for the President, the candidates would only go to New York, California and the most populated cities to court their votes. The Electoral College gives some of the smaller states a voice in the process. Remember, when you go to the polls in November you are not voting for the candidate, rather for a slate of electors from your state to select the President -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on August 11, 2012, 10:01 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I'm sure a lot of people would vote Day 1, but at that time there was a good reason to have this system in place. Others might vote the election of 2000, and that has merit because the guy who won the popular vote lost the election. That's bad, but what's worse is when WE THE PEOPLE send an INCUMBENT PRESIDENT back by a quorum of the popular vote, and he still gets sent home after losing the electoral college. This happened when Grover Cleveland first ran for re-election against Benjamin Harrison. Either way, and electoral college running contra to the popular vote (Hayes / Tilden; Bush / Gore) is going to piss people off, but when a sitting President is re-elected by the people only to be smacked down by the electoral college, that's a serious kick in the teeth to the choice of the people. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 10, 2012, 2:00 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote

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