The 538 members of the Electoral College will convene Monday, Dec. Half the population now lives in just nine states.
He is safe. The stock market appears to share this outlook, of being more inclined to believe the positive story than the negative. But according to the federal archives: Yes, this has happened four times. What happens if an elector ignores the popular vote? The emphasis on a small number of states also increases the risk to our national security, by creating an easy target for hackers who want to influence the outcome of an election.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, an elector in 2012 and again this year, said none of the electors made speeches at the last New York Electoral College vote.
At the same time, other economic data has continued to look great, especially the jobs reports. In 2000, Al Gore was found to have won the popular vote by more than half a million votes, despite having lost to George W.
The shortcomings of the current system of electing the President stem from state winner-take-all laws which award all of a state's electoral votes to the candidate receiving the most popular votes in each separate state Because of these existing winner-take-all laws, presidential candidates have no reason to pay attention to voters in states where they are safely ahead or hopelessly behind. That worry is gone. California has the most electoral votes, with 55. Rachel D.
But faithless electors have never affected the final result of any presidential election. Yes, China trade is definitely a risk. It will become effective when enacted by states with 105 more electoral votes. Congress has a total of 435 House members and 100 senators, two per state.
New York has 29 electors, tied with Florida for the third-highest total in the nation. A look at NY's 29 Electoral College members. Trump supporters note that only one GOP elector, Chris Suprun of Texas, has publicly declared he will not vote for the president-elect.
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The U. Sign Out. Those who don't follow the law can face fines or other penalties. In 2007, Maryland became the first state to join the compact.
State law does not mandate that electors vote in any particular order, such as a roll call vote in alphabetical order.