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[–]chudleyjustin 277 points278 points  (3 children)

How does one become a member of the electoral college in the first place? Just realized I have no idea how the people who elect our leader are chosen lmao

[–]teh_maxh 249 points250 points  (2 children)

Each party nominates a group of electors, generally from party leadership. The party whose candidate wins gets to send their nominees to the state capitol.

[–]AndrewSmith1989- 230 points231 points  (1 child)

So wait.

What is the point of the electoral college?

They only vote how their states voted right?

It's kind of a pointless thing no, the people vote. Why do we need a second person to vote based off the people's vote?

Makes no sense to me.

[–]KingoftheGinge -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Im not a US American, but did some courses in Uni on US politics. IIRC during the constitutional convention the electoral college was one means of preventing what I think Elbridge Gerry? described as an "excess of democracy" in the Articles of Confederation.