Today is the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. Do you know what day it is?
It’s the day that the electors of each state meet in order to cast their vote for president and vice president.
The electoral college process may be controversial, but it certainly can be fascinating. How are electors selected? How have the electoral votes stacked up in past elections? What happens if electors do not vote for the candidate that they are pledged to vote for? What happens when a candidate for president dies after the election but before the electoral college meets?
Find out the answers at these websites:
- President Elect FAQ – the unofficial website for the electoral college.
- HowStuffWorks “History of the Electoral College”
- Project Vote Smart “What is the Electoral College?”