Delegates to the national conventions are selected at the state level, according to rules determined by each political party's state committee. While these rules can change from state-to-state and from year-to-year, there remain two methods in which the states choose their delegates to the national conventions: the caucus and the primary. In states holding them, presidential primary elections are open to all registered voters. Just like in general elections, voting is done through a secret ballot. Voters can choose from among all registered candidates and write-ins are counted.
James Yezek PD. 6 Electoral college-Winner-takes all system In U.S. presidential elections, the Electoral College is the group of electors who actually cast ballots for the President. When a voter casts a ballot for a presidential candidate, he or she is actually voting for a slate of electors from their state who will cast their ballots for their candidate. The electoral college ultimately holds the fate of choosing the president of the United States. Most states use the winner-take all system which is a system in which a candidate receiving a majority of popular vote in a state receives all of its electoral votes.
The goal of the nomination game is to win the support of a majority of delegates at the national party convention (the national party convention is the supreme power within each of the parties, which functions to select presidential and vice presidential candidates). At the political party's convention, state delegations meet to cast their votes. As of today in 2012, the choices of the delegates are known in advance, and pretty much the real contests involve the selection of the delegates from each state in the first place. In addition, after a careful review of the procedures used to select delegates to the 1968 Democratic convention, the McGovern-Fraser Commission famously concluded that “meaningful participation of Democratic voters in the
Each state selects “well-known individuals with sound judgment,” to vote for the president; the state has the same number of electors as they do member of its congressional delegations in both the House and the Senate, (By the People, 59). This means that population matters for each state. Furthermore, the electors usually follow whichever candidate who won for their state, but only twenty-six require them to do so. The electoral college is significant because it is one of the basic functions of American government, president like George W. Bush, and Donald Trump won because of the electoral
The House of Representatives, or House for short, is currently composed of four hundred and thirty-five members. Each of the fifty states is allocated one or more representatives based on its population as calculated by the decennial once in ten years. Each state is guaranteed at least one representative. The people of each district vote to elect one representative to Congress. States that have only one representative allocated choose at-large representatives- the state votes as one entire district.
Structure and make up of Congress * Legislative branch * powers of Congress are defined in Article I of the U.S. Constitution * 2 chambers: The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives * Almost all members of Congress are elected on the basis of their political party affiliation. They run as either Republicans or Democrats. Gerrymandering and Racial Gerrymandering * Gerrymandering-process in which a voting district is broken up or the physical boundaries of a voting district are changed in order to make it easier for one political party to win future elections * Racial Gerrymandering-The deliberate drawing of district boundaries to secure an advantage for one race. Who can become member of congress? *
 Upon the death, resignation, or removal from office of an incumbent President, the Vice President assumes the office. The President must be at least 35 years of age and a "natural born" citizen of the United States. This list includes only those persons who were sworn into office as president following the ratification of the United States Constitution, which took effect on March 4, 1789. For American leaders before this ratification, see President of the Continental Congress.  The list does not include any Acting Presidents under the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Electoral College is the system used in the United States to elect the President. A candidate must receive 270 out of 538 electoral votes to win the Presidency. Each state has a specific number of electors, which is determined by the total number of Senators and Representatives for the state; for example California has 53 Representatives and two Senators for a total of 55 electoral votes. The popular vote in each state receives all the electoral votes, except for the state of Maine and Nebraska, which both divide their electoral votes according to popular vote. Without knowing the Founding Fathers’ intention when establishing the Electoral College, it is difficult to understand why the popular vote was not acceptable.
After completing this project, I learned that an electoral college is a group of people that represent a state and they have the responsibility of casting the votes for the election of the president and vice president. Each state has a different amount of electoral votes that go towards the election. If there is a tie, the House of Representatives vote the president and the Senate votes for the vice president. I learned that in order to run for president there are several requirements and steps to do so. First off, you need to be a natural born U.S. citizen, at least 35 years of age, and you must be a U.S. resident for at least 14 years.
Her essay titled “Who Should Elect the President” focuses on the importance of one person, one vote. The other side of the debate is heard from Norman J Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. His paper “No Need to Repeal the Electoral College” discusses how the Electoral College is needed in this country and what needs to be done to improve the election system. The entire debate circles around this fulcrum; should the Electoral College be abolished and a popular vote used to elect the President of the United States. Due to the recent election issues in Florida, one very important main point in this issue becomes; do the number of election crises warrant elimination the Electoral College in favor of a popular vote.