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50 Interesting Facts About The Electoral College

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The 2020 presidential election is fast approaching, and it is sure to be a major event of the 21st century and in the history of the United States. However, did you know that when you cast your vote on Election Day, you’re actually voting for the electors who will represent your state in the Electoral College?

While voters contribute to the nation’s popular vote, the Electoral College is where representatives from every state and the District of Columbia (but not American territories) cast their votes for president. To win, a presidential candidate must receive 270 electoral votes. In effect, a typical electoral vote represents over 600,000 American citizens!

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Republicans benefit from the College

A big reason why Republicans overwhelmingly support the Electoral College is that the party benefits from many rural states’ electoral numbers. States like Tennessee, Louisiana, and Kentucky are solid Republican states.

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