Logic of the Electoral College: it is an additional filtering mechanism. The House is chosen directly; the Senate is chosen by people chosen by the people; the president was chosen by people chosen by people who are chosen by the people.
III. Makes for an unequal distribution of power.
The System Actually Works
A. The mathematics:
1. The "Size" Principle: Alan Hivley, "Math Against Tyranny" Discover, Nov. 1996
1. 1960 World Series:
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Or Losses In Congressional Seats In 2002
Due To Population Shifts In The 2000 Census
|Arizona +1||Mississippi -1|
|California +3||Nebraska -1|
|Colorado +1||Nevada +1|
|Connecticut -1||New Hampshire -1|
|Florida +1||New York -1|
|Georgia +1||Pennsylvania -1|
|Illinois -1||Rhode Island -1|
|Iowa -1||Texas +3|
|Massachusetts -1||Washington +1|
|Michigan -1||West Virginia -1|
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Electoral College Calendar Spring of election year: Each political party chooses electors and alternates in each state according to the number of electors for that state. This is usually done at a state convention.
November (1st Tuesday after the first Monday): Popular vote in each state to determine which party's electors go to the Electoral College.
December: Electoral College meets in each State Capital and in D.C. to cast votes.
January: When Congress
opens, the electoral votes are counted and the election is official if
both the presidential and the vice-presidential candidate have 270 votes.
If no presidential candidate gets the needed 270 votes, the election is
decided in the House of Representatives with each state delegation having
one vote. (26 votes to win) The Senators, voting individually, will elect
STATES NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE 270 ELECTORAL VOTES: