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Big-name elected Republicans who maintain opposition to a Trump Presidency? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Dec 1, 2016 - 11 answers

Electoral College Duty to Uphold and Defend Constitution?

Some states provide sanctions for not voting for the candidate who represents their party (apparently Wash does not) with provisions for electors to take an oath.... My question is are electors' like public servants required to take an oath to defend the constitution? Also does any political party in the US require members to take an oath to defend the constitution?
posted by Jim_Jam on Nov 22, 2016 - 2 answers

Help me fight voter suppression

Following the election, I'm realizing that I need to spend some time fighting voter suppression, gerrymandering, and taking down the electoral college. But I'm pretty broke. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Nov 16, 2016 - 10 answers

Electoral College Yearbook 2016

How does one contact the Electoral College if it is a process and not a place? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2016 - 7 answers

GoFundMe for Faithless Electors's Fines/Fees

Would there be any value to a GoFundMe that offered to pay any fees or fines incurred by "faithless electors" who vote against their party line and instead vote for Hillary Clinton? [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes on Nov 11, 2016 - 14 answers

Women who have won the popular vote to become head of state?

Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May never ran as specific candidates at the countrywide level, but rather were elected from within their parties, a much smaller subset of the population. Was that also the case with Angela Merkel? [more inside]
posted by pocketfullofrye on Nov 9, 2016 - 15 answers

Election returns from the Wild West

California became a state in 1850, and voted in the 1852, 1856, and 1860 Presidential elections before the transcontinental telegraph. Oregon became a state in 1859, so also voted in 1860. How (and when) did the rest of the country find out how they voted? Did their electoral college results get to Congress in time to be counted, and how were they sent?
posted by Huffy Puffy on Nov 8, 2016 - 15 answers

Help me find downloadable resources for election night betting!

I'm looking for a site that offers downloadable spreadsheets or forms for all House seats and all states, that could be used for election night parties. I know about applications like this one from CNN, but I'm specifically looking for forms that can be filled in and then printed, ideally in table form, so a group of people can easily make and compare predictions as the results come in. These things must exist somewhere, so please point me towards them!
posted by Susan PG on Oct 31, 2012 - 1 answer

If you're not a swing state, why not create a swing district?

Electoral College filter: Why do nearly all states award their electoral votes on a winner-take-all basis, when splitting them up could get them more attention and favorable policies? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Nov 3, 2008 - 35 answers

So, when will we know who won this thing, eh?

How does projecting the winner of the US presidential election work? And what is the earliest time at which the election may be called? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Oct 15, 2008 - 23 answers

Obama/Palin or McCain/Biden

Is Obama/Palin (or for that matter McCain/Biden) possible? [more inside]
posted by birdsquared on Sep 4, 2008 - 14 answers

Polling vs Electoral Votes

Every day, we are"treated" to new poll numbers showing Kerry and Bush at various percentages (Bush is leading, and seems to be widening that lead, according to most, except on that Wacky electoral-vote.com thing, but whatever...)

What I don't understand is how these percentages correlate with (or do they describe?) Electoral Votes. Does anyone understand how these correlate/connect? Can someone explain?
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 19, 2004 - 29 answers

Electoral Votes

Can someone please explain why a candidate gets all of the electoral votes in a given state if they have the majority of votes in that state?

Wouldn't it be more sensible and accurate to allow electoral votes to be distributed according to the percent of votes carried by each candidate in that state?

Am I missing something?
posted by fenriq on Oct 8, 2004 - 19 answers

American Politics 101

Girl came to my door asking if I wanted to vote in the caucus or whatever for Howard Dean. I said no because I am one ignorant American when it comes to the election. Would someone explain caucuses, the party system, how the president gets elected, the electoral college and everything?
posted by banished on Jan 29, 2004 - 5 answers

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