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The oddities is my own. Added source http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/election/electionross4.htm
How many votes were cast for vice president in 1789?
In the first three elections under the U.S. Constitution, each member of the college had two votes for president and were obligated to cast votes for individuals from different states.
How was the V.P. determined in the first three elections under the constiution?
Was there ever a tie in the electoral college?
Both had enough votes to become president
Which amendment provided for the electors to designate President and Vice President??
'Candidate Blue' wins a state with 60% of the popular vote. By federal law how many of the States' 50 electoral votes does s/he receive?
Key phrase:federal law. Some state laws require electors vote for the party's nominees but the constitutionality of these laws is ambiguous.
The U.S. Population votes for a slate of electors pledged to certain candidates. What is an elector called who breaks this pledge?
The most recent example of #7, in 2004 one vote was cast for whom as president
Traditionally Candidate Blue would receive how many of State A's 50 electoral votes?
The entire slate of electors pledged to Candidate Blue would be sent to Washington. Maine and Nebraska State Laws are different
A candidate currently needs how many electoral votes to become president? use digits
A simple majority.
Who decides the election If no candidate reaches a majority in the electoral college?
Each state delegation would get one vote
Has this ever hapened?
The House has decided the president twice as above tie between Jefferson and Burr. Next question refers to the other time
When this happened who had the most electoral votes?
In the previous questions, whom did the House of Representatives select as President when there was no majority in the electoral college?
How many times has the winner of the popular vote not won the electoral college vote?
Can you name a person who would have become president by Popular Vote?
Jackson before his first term/lost to Hayes/Cleveland might have won three consecutive terms/lost to George W Bush
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