The United States Electoral College is a deliberative body through which the US president is elected to office. The Electoral College has 538 electors; each state has a set number of electors equivalent to its two US senators plus its number of US congressional house representatives. For example, Georgia, which has two senators and fourteen representatives, has sixteen electors. The state with the most electors is California, which has fifty-five. The District of Columbia has three electors.
Though voters may be unaware of the process, when they cast their ballots during the general election in November, their votes do not directly elect the president, but instead decide how the electors from their state will vote. The winner of the popular...Read more