What is the Electoral College?


 

The Electoral College is the process by which our President and Vice President get chosen. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. Electors are chosen at their state party conventions. Electors are usually selected as recognition of their dedication for their political party. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to be elected the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators. Each state’s, except Maine and Nebraska, winning candidate is awarded all the state’s electoral votes.

The Electoral College was created for two reasons. First, our founding fathers wanted to give states with smaller populations an equal representation and to avoid tyranny of the majority. There are critics to the use of the electoral process. An electoral map shows each state’s electoral votes. The electoral process allows for a candidate to have won a national popular vote but lose to the electoral.

Advertisements

Are “We the people”?


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,

establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common

defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty

to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution

for the United States of America.

We the people, have civic duties we are obligated to perform. We the people must answer summons to perform jury duty and pay taxes. We the people must vote on school budgets, local, state, and national elections in order to safe guard our national freedoms. Now, more than ever, during this mid term election, we must stand up to be counted. Our United States Constitution holds no meaning for our current administration. Our learned administration has developed a systematic agenda to bypass our United States Constitution and our Congress. We the people have allowed this to happen for the past 100 years of election process.  Do not vote Democratic or Republican because it is the thing to do. Do your homework. Research your candidates. Discuss candidates with friends, family, neighbors, everyone. Cast your vote based upon education, not dedication. Carry on your civic duty with your children. Share your reasons for your choice of candidate with your children. Educate your children of the importance of the right to vote. Bring them with you to vote.

The United States Constitution

%d bloggers like this: