Let’s have a final round of presidential elections to include the preferences of the voters who voted for the candidates who placed the third, fourth,… at the first round, which is now the only round in the USA!

9 Jun

Who are the electors? – POLITICO

Electors aren’t officially picked until Election Day. When voters go to the polls, they’re actually casting ballots for their party’s slate of electors, rather than a presidential candidate. Though Trump and Clinton’s names appear on the ballot, they’re really stand-ins for electors. And the statewide popular-vote winner determines which party sends its slate to the Electoral College.

Trump won the popular vote in 31 states that include 306 electoral votes — and, as a result, 306 members of the Electoral College will be Republicans from those states. Clinton won the popular vote in 19 states and the District of Columbia, adding up to 232 electoral votes — which is why 232 Democrats will join the Electoral College as well.

How do people become electors?

Electors earn their positions through complicated and often random processes that differ from state to state — and that’s the source of the unrest plaguing the Electoral College today.

Democratic and Republican state parties nominate their own slates of electors — some as early as the spring and others as late as October. In many states, elector candidates are picked at congressional district and state conventions, when local activists also pick their delegates to the national convention. Elector contests are usually afterthoughts compared with the more sought-after convention roles.




Demos & Simulations

Electoral College 2016 presidential election results:

Number of electors from each state for the 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. 12 electoral votes changed between 18 states, based on the 2010 census. Eight states lost one electoral vote and two (New York & Ohio) each lost two electoral votes. Eight states gained electoral votes, six gained one electoral vote, Florida gained two & Texas gained four.:

This graphic demonstrates how the winner of the popular vote can still lose in a hypothetical electoral college system.:

A bar graph of popular votes in presidential elections (through 2012), with blue stars marking the four elections in which the winner did not have the plurality of the popular vote. Black squares mark the cases where the electoral vote resulted in a tie, or the winner did not have the majority of electoral votes. An ‘H’ marks the two cases where the election was decided by the House, and an ‘S’ marks the one case where the election was finalized by the Supreme Court.:



  1. Apr 24, 2017  Le Pen faces Macron in final round of French presidential election … Try to update your browser or use a different browser. …. and Marine Le Pen through to the second roundpresidential vote; “It’s a … (CNN) Voters in France have comprehensively snubbed the … I am the people’s candidate,” she declared.

  2. Apr 21, 2017  As France votes in the second round of the presidential elections, here’s …candidate Emmanuel Macron winning the first round with 24 percent of the … The conservative candidate Francois Fillon placed third with 20 percent and the member of the far left Jean-Luc Melenchon came fourth with 19.5 percent.



Voting-Method Specific Analysis


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