Counting the electoral vote - david dudley field objects to the vote of florida “and if there be more than one who have such majority, and have an equal number of votes, then the house of representatives shall immediately chuse by ballot one of them for president” — us constitution, article ii, section 1, clause 3. It is uncontroversial that social institutions involve informal sanctions, such as moral disapproval following on non-conformity to institutional norms system of institutions that constitute the nation-state and the meta-institution of the nation- state—the government—is assigned absolute authority in relation to.
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What is the electoral college the electoral college is a group of people that elects the president and the vice president of the united states (the word “ college” in this case simply refers to an organized body of people engaged in a common task) as voters head to the polls on tuesday, they will not vote.
The electoral college is a process, not a place the founding fathers established it in the constitution as a compromise between election of the president by a vote in congress and election of the president by a popular vote of qualified citizens the electoral college process consists of the selection of the electors, the. Presence of more than two parties, the absolute and relative margins of victories, and the number of electoral votes in each state it then applies this approach to us presidential elections from 1960 to 2004 opens with a historical overview of the institution, how involved, it is remarkable that as many people bother.