Democrat Joe Biden won….
Got the actual election vote which IS the Electoral College STATE Delegate vote….
Up to his win?
There had been a effort to get rid of the system that actually picks the United States President…
Don’t hear much anymore…..
But there IS an effort to move to the popular vote….
(Republicans, one would assume, will NOT go for this….)
The United States Electoral College is the group of presidential electors required by the Constitution to form every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president. Each state appoints electors pursuant to the methods described by its legislature, equal in number to its congressional delegation (senators and representatives). Federal office holders cannot be electors. Of the current 538 electors, an absolute majority of 270 or more electoral votes is required to elect the president and vice president. If no candidate achieves an absolute majority there, a contingent election is held by the United States House of Representatives to elect the president, and by the United States Senate to elect the vice president….
This IS about the quiet effort to move to the popular vote….
“All public officials are elected by a majority of the popular vote except two—the President and Vice President” Floridians for National Popular Vote Founder and Chair Kathleen Crampton said in a release. “The candidate who wins the most votes in all 50 states should be president, no matter what. The states have the power to fix the way we elect the president—and we need Florida to help.”
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia which have signed on to the effort so far, representing 195 of the 270 electoral votes needed to change federal law.
[ Michael ] Steele, a conservative who endorsed Joe Biden for President in 2020, served as lieutenant governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007 and as chairperson of the Republican National Committee from January 2009 until January 2011, the first African-American to serve in either capacity.
According to Crampton, the National Popular Vote legislation would not eliminate the Electoral College but would change how it functions, as states have plenary authority over how they award their electoral vote.
Under the current Electoral College system, Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 even though he had nearly 2.9 million fewer votes than Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, because he won more electoral college votes. Had the legislation now proposed been in place then, Clinton would have been declared the victor….