Americans, ages 18 and older, are allowed to vote for their presidential candidate on or before Election Day. *

American expatriates can vote electronically online on Election Day and don't need to do mail-in ballot. *

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were the founders of the Electoral College when the country was created in 1787. *

The electoral votes was originally designed to provide every voter the right to select their candidate directly. *

Each state has at least three electoral votes. *

The number of electoral votes per state is dependent on its population. *

Specifically, the more people per state, the more electoral votes, while the fewer peoplem the fewer electoral votes.

All 50 states have their set of electoral votes. There is no vote-splitting. *

Vote-splitting means the electoral votes in a state is divided up based on the popular vote in the region where the electoral vote is located.

When submitting their ballots on or before Election Day, voters are simply voting to award the electoral votes to the presidential candidate. *

The president is elected if he gets at least 51% of the electoral votes. *

The total number of electoral votes is 538 including 3 for Washington, DC: The Nation's Capital.

If there is a tie, then it is up to Congress to vote for the candidate. *

Congress consists of the Senate (51 members) and the House of Representatives (435 members)

The president is NOT officially elected until the Electoral Voters submit their ballots in December. *

The electoral voters are representatives appointed by each of the state governors and under oath, are to vote in accordance to what the normal voters tell them to vote. *

In other words, when the majoirty of the population tells them to submit their electoral votes for their candidate, they do it without hesitancy.

The electoral voters could overturn the results of the elections by voting for the other candidate instead of the winner of the Elections. *

This can only happen if and only if they risk possible sanctions varying state by state.

2016 was the second time that a US presidential candidate won by the electoral vote but lost the popular vote. *

There was only one instance where the winner won in a landslide regarding the electoral vote but won by a hair's width edge in the popular vote *

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