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Over at TGC Joe Carter has a helpful FAQ, asking (and answering) the following questions:

How Presidential Nominees Are Selected

  • How are presidential candidates chosen?
  • How are delegates chosen?
  • What is a “superdelegate”?
  • How are delegates allocated among candidates?
  • What the difference between a primary and a caucus?
  • What is “Super Tuesday”?
  • What is the “SEC Primary”?
  • When are the remaining primaries and caucuses?

How the President of the United States Is Elected

  • Do we vote for the President?
  • Where did the Electoral College system come from?
  • Who decides how many electoral votes each state receives?
  • How do these electoral votes decide who becomes President?
  • Who are these electors?
  • Do the electors have to vote for the candidate who received the most votes in their state?
  • How many electoral votes are needed to win?
  • Wouldn’t relying on the popular vote be a better system?

You can read it here.


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