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Can you pick the correct answers to these faithless elector questions?
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A faithless elector is an Electoral College member who does not vote for the candidate to whom they are pledged.
Presidents by Electoral Maps
Samuel Miles was pledged to vote for John Adams, but voted for this Democratic-Republican candidate instead
Three electors pledged to VP candidate Jared Ingersoll instead voted for this man, for whom a method of drawing district lines is named
William Plumer voted for this Massachusetts friend rather than James Monroe (but not to prevent unanimity)
Anthony Lipsenard demanded a secret ballot, intent on casting both his votes for this dueler rather than Thomas Jefferson
Six electors from NY refused to vote for Madison, instead voting for this 1st Governor of NY (who was not in parliament, nor was he funkadelic)
Seven electors from Georgia refused to vote for VP candidate John Calhoun, voting instead for this S. Carolina senator
The entire Penn. delegation bailed on this 'Old Kinderhook' VP candidate, voting for their Sen. William Wilkins instead
Twenty-three Virginia electors refused to support this VP candidate and the Senate elected him instead
Sixty-three electors changed their votes because this man had died between the election and the electoral college vote
One Tennessee elector abandoned Harry Truman and voted for this State's Rights Party candidate instead
W.F. Turner of Alabama voted for Judge Walter Burgwyn Jones rather than this Illinois Governor
Oklahoman Henry D. Irwin voted for Virginia Senator Harry Byrd rather than this 'tricky' opponent of JFK
Lloyd Bailey of North Carolina bailed on Nixon and voted instead for this Alabama Gov. and American Independent Party candidate
Virginian Roger MacBride jumped ship on Nixon voting for this Libertarian instead
Mike Padden of Washington voted for Ronald Reagan, instead of this man, whom Reagan had opposed in the primary
The faithless elector who wasn't- a second vote in Illinois nullified a vote for this Democratic VP candidate rather than G.H.W. Bush
Margaret Leach of West Virginia switched her votes for President and VP making this man the top banana over Mike Dukakis
Barbara Lett-Simmons of DC didn't vote at all- costing this man (who was focused on Florida) an electoral vote
A Minnesota elector misspelled the name of this VP candidate, who was later tried for violating federal campaign laws
A New Jersey elector failed to vote at all, costing this Lincoln debater an electoral vote
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