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How are the electors of the electoral college selected?

How are the electors for each party selected in the US presidential election?
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What would it take to win a presidential campaign with no staff? [closed]

Imagine a person does not need to campaign to win, they are just adored by 60% of the country (USA) and does not need to do any press. How much work would it take to do all the paper work needed to ...
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Argument for why the electoral clause was not violated by balloting changes related to Covid-19

The electoral clause (article II, section I, clause 2) of the U.S. constitution states: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to ...
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What is the Legal Process if Electoral Certificates are Damaged?

Plenty of interesting questions have arisen related to the unprecedented riot at the Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021. In a recent report printed in the New Yorker, Keith Stern, a ...
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Does anything prevent US state legislatures from directly selecting electors overriding the popular vote in their state?

Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution states "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors". This seems to be a non-...
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Does US Federal Law explicitly prohibit election misinformation?

According to the latest rumor about pro-Trump influencer arrested on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to ...
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What happens if election fraud is found after a president is elected? [duplicate]

A proportion of Donald Trump's supporters believe that the presidential election that has recently led to Joe Biden being sworn in was fraudulent. As I recall, numerous states, such as Arizona, are ...
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Interactive election results charts

Is anyone aware of a site with interactive maps where the real-time results of the 2020 US presidential election results can be found? I find many claims of there being some specific vote counts being ...
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Did Biden make it earlier to the office? [closed]

I've seen a video of him signing executive orders. Isn't he supposed to get to the office in March. As I remember Trump make it to the office in March. It seems everything has happened rapidly with ...
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Who must be present at the Presidential Inauguration?

The current outgoing USA President will not attend the ceremony for the inauguration of the new president. Apparently also the outgoing First Lady will not be present. Is the presence of both ...
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If something happens to the elected president shortly before the inauguration ceremony, who will be the president? [duplicate]

Suppose there is a newly elected president in USA, however before the official switch (i.e. before the inauguration ceremony takes place) something happens to the elected president and they can't ...
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Was there a limit on the number of times a person could have been elected the president of the United States before 1951?

According to the twenty-second amendment to the United States Constitution: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice. This amendment was ratified in 1951, and ...
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Does Congress have the power to bar someone from standing for presidential election?

This question is partly about what laws congress can pass by simple majority and partly about the US constitution. Could congress pass a law by simple majority that barred an individual from standing ...
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Can the senate now vote to bar Trump from standing again? [duplicate]

It looks the senate will not hold an impeachment trial very soon. But can they vote by simple majority to bar Trump from ever standing for president again?
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Why does the 2021 resolution to abolish the electoral college explicitly allow voting for a candidate of one's own state?

A January 11, 2021 Congressional resolution proposes to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish the electoral college. The resolution contains a clause explicitly allowing voting for candidates who ...
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Which ten States did Trump want to contest?

Giuliani's voicemail message intended for Senator Tommy Tuberville mentions that Trump wanted to contest ten States, which is a lot more than the States the court cases were about. Which States is ...
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How did Trump's January 6 speech call for insurrection and violence?

It wasn't easy, but I just read a transcript of Trump's January 6 speech. It's nearly all the usual rambling talk about election fraud and people that betrayed or supported him. This could cause ...
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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

In the recent US presidential election, there were several states which looked almost certs for Donald Trump until the postal votes were counted, after which there was a huge swing towards Joe Biden. ...
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Are there states in the US where Trump supporters are in overwhelming majority?

Elections are over, Biden has been elected, as we know. But there are about 75 millions of americans, who vote for Trump in 2020. It is interesting for me, how they are allocated - county voting map ...
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If a US president is convicted for insurrection, does that also prevent his children from running for president?

In my country, there have been more than a few attempts at a coup d'etat, auto-coup, etc. We have legislation in place to prevent insurrectionists and their immediate family from running for president ...
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Could the Republican Party refuse to allow Donald Trump to run in the US Presidential Election 2024?

There are many rumors saying that Donald Trump would like to rerun for president in 2024. Many Republicans argue that Donald Trump has destroyed the image of the GOP and after republicans blamed ...
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Has the US government done everything it can to prove the votes were counted correctly? If not, why not? [closed]

Some Trump supporters (including Trump himself) claim that votes were counted in an unfair way. Has the US government done everything possible to prove that Biden is the legitimate winner of the ...
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Did Loefller or other any other senator sign the objection to Georgia's certificate and then withdraw it, or did they not sign it in the first place?

The objections to Georgia, Michigan, Nevada certificates were only signed by members of the House of Representatives, but by no Senator, unlike those regarding Arizona and Pennsylvania. The objection ...
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Is there formal protection against Pence reading arbitrary slates of electors?

Based the answers to this question, and reviewing this one too, I get that Pence, as President of the Senate, will read each state's slate of electors, and those electors can be eliminated only by a ...
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How long might Congress take to certify the 2020 Presidential election?

In 2017, the joint session of Congress certifying Trump's 2016 win took a little over 30 minutes; I watched it. There were a few objections from Representatives, but none were joined by a Senator and ...
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What events can occur in the electoral votes count that would overturn election results?

What series of events would specifically need to occur on January 6 (when Congress counts the 2020 electoral votes) so that the election is overturned? I know there's a remote possibility something ...
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Can the US President veto Congress' decisions to reject electoral votes for the presidency?

According to the Electoral Count Act on the designation of the US President, the House of Representatives and the Senate may reject votes of some electors when they consider that these votes were not ...
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Who are the two dead Georgia voters who voted? [closed]

It was clear from the call that Trump has surrounded himself with aides who have fed his false perceptions that the election was stolen. When he claimed that more than 5,000 ballots were cast in ...
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Understanding Standing [closed]

Another Trump backed lawsuit to overturn the November 2020 election has failed to be heard due to lack of standing. He ruled that US Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas and a slate of Republican ...
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Can Trump, Pence, or other Trump loyalists derail the remaining proceedings of the 2020 election, and if so, how?

Building on this question: What procedures are in place to stop a U.S. Vice President from ignoring electors?, I am wondering what, if any, actions/inactions might be attempted by Trump, Pence, or ...
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Is President-elect Biden the first to create an “Office of the President-Elect” set?

I keep seeing this image on the internet, of President-elect Biden standing at a lectern that looks a bit like the president's. I saw this picture of President-elect Biden in the USA Today, and the ...
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If the Electoral Count Act is repealed, would Pence have the power to throw out states' results? [duplicate]

I have just found that another lawsuit have been filed in Texas, aimed at overturning the presidential election result and seeking for the courts to invalidate the Electoral Count Act as ...
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What procedures are in place to stop a U.S. Vice President from ignoring electors?

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and President Donald Trump's defeated electors appear to be suing Vice President Mike Pence in a Federal Court in Texas. Gohmert and a handful of the electors sued Pence ...
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Are there any studies/ data sources into whether Republicans or Democrats suffer the most under the presence of 3rd parties?

I am looking to explore the impact of 3rd parties on mainstream political parties in the United States. Not necessarily at the federal level but at state level too, and across any branch of the ...
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Why didn't poll observers use binoculars?

Apparently some of the lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign have protested the fact that their observers could not stand close enough to election workers to see the writing on mail-in ballots: In ...
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In what way would invoking martial law help Trump overturn the election?

In the news, it has been said that still-president Trump could invoke martial law in order to help him overturn the election (CNN, Business Insider) Flynn had suggested earlier this week that Trump ...
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Must the Vice President preside over the counting of the Electoral College votes?

The Vice President, being the President of the Senate, presides over the counting of the Electoral College votes during a joint session of Congress. Following the count, the VP then officially ...
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Would it be advantageous for Senate Democrats to motion for a vote challenging the election results? [closed]

On Monday, Mitch McConnell warned Senate Republicans not to challenge the election results. My thinking is that he is concerned that no matter which way Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly ...
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As of 2020-12-16, is there any legal way for Trump to win the election despite the electoral college vote? [closed]

Trump has been claiming that the voting was flawed and there were many problems. At this point (December 16th, 2020), the Electoral College vote has been completed and Biden won. Is there any legally ...
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Did Trump vote illegally?

This may be reaching, and may be inappropriate to Politics, but here goes: Trump "officially" moved from Trump Tower New York to Mar-A-Lago and therefore cast his vote in the Nov 3rd ...
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Does this image represent interstate migration?

I was reading through Twitter and came across this image. It showed states that shifted Republican and Democrat from 2012 to 2020. This is not your ordinary red state, blue state map. But it is a map ...
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Can any president win an election and then lose an election and then win an election? [duplicate]

Can any president win an election and then lose an election and then win an election? Has any president ever done this in the past?
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Can Congress reject presidential electoral votes? What majority is required and can the decision be reverted?

Does "safe harbor" provision prevent Congress from voting to reject presidential electoral vote(s)? What kind of majority is required for such a rejection? Is it possible to revert such a ...
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Did Biden win every state (that he won) by more votes than Clinton?

I saw a tweet saying that every state that Biden won, there was a larger difference in people voting for Biden and Trump than Clinton and Trump. It said this held true even in the three states that ...
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Is a party which controls both the senate and house guaranteed to win the presidential election? [closed]

As I understand it, when electoral votes are counted, an objection to some votes can be raised by one senator and one representative. If this occurs, then the house and senate convene (separately) ...
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What was the Democratic vote increase from 2012 to 2020 in Texas?

I want to see an image of raw Democratic vote increase from 2012 to 2020 for president. I want it to by % and not just vote numbers so it's not biased towards larger counties. Biggest decrease (...
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How exactly was the Texas v. Pennsylvania lawsuit supposed to reverse the 2020 presidential election?

This question seems fairly straightforward. I believe it must have been answered somewhere, or I'm missing something very trivial. Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Georgia, Michigan, ...
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The Texas lawsuit and contingent election

With filing the Texas lawsuit it becomes increasingly clear that the whole post-election strategy of Trump was to shift the presidential election to the House of Representatives with the help of the ...
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When was the date of the Electoral College meeting established by law and how often was the meeting not held on that date?

When was the date of the Electoral College meeting established by law and how often was the meeting not held on that date? The question is motivated by the suggestion in the last lawsuit filed with ...
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Why don't we see more independent presidential candidates in the US? [duplicate]

As I understand it a person does not actually have to be either the Democrat or the Republican nominee to run for president in the US, why then are independent candidates, at least for that position ...

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