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Returns of votes for electors of President and Vice President ...

Massachusetts. Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Returns of votes for electors of President and Vice President ...

State election, November 2, 1976

by Massachusetts. Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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Published by Commonwealth of Massachusetts in [Boston] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Massachusetts
    • Subjects:
    • Elections -- Massachusetts -- Statistics.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcompiled in the Office of Paul Guzzi, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
      ContributionsGuzzi, Paul.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK3193 1976 .M4 1976
      The Physical Object
      Pagination80 p. ;
      Number of Pages80
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4067952M
      LC Control Number79621129

        Voters do not elect the president and the vice president. Technically, voters vote for electors, members of the Electoral College who then vote for the president and vice president . Af electoral votes in 58 presidential elections between and , the vote of Samuel Miles in was the only case when an electoral vote was cast for President in an unfaithful way by a presidential elector who might have thought, at the time he voted, that his vote might affect the outcome.

      They must cast separate votes for President and Vice President and at least one of their votes must be for a person who is not from their state. While electors pledge to cast their votes for a specific candidate, only 29 states actually have laws requiring them to do that and some scholars feel that the state laws are unconstitutional.   Faithless electors are almost always losers. That is, they are pledged to vote for the losing candidate — like Clinton in — and thus have no power to change the outcome of an election. Despite intense pressure after the last election, just two Trump-pledged electors defected. And that was the high-water mark for faithless electors.

        Since , Congress has exercised its constitutional authority with a law that says plainly: “The electors of President and Vice President shall be .   The election was a rematch of the race won by Adams four years earlier, in Jefferson won more electoral votes the second time around, though, getting 73 to Adams' At the time, the Constitution did not allow for electors to choose a vice president but stipulated that the second-highest vote-getter would hold that office.


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Returns of votes for electors of President and Vice President .. by Massachusetts. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Preserved historical election returns for the offices of president and vice president is an indication of the significance attached to this office. Official compilations of returns do not exist at the Library of Virginia for the presidential elections of, and In these elections, Virginia chose presidential electors by popular vote.

Preprinted form completed in neat ink manuscript, two columns: names of electors, number of votes received. Some printing on verso, and docketed there in manuscript: "The official returns of President and Vice President Nov. 4th " Old folds, else Fine. The electoral votes received by Congress are counted in a joint session at 1 p.m.

on January 6. If a presidential or vice presidential candidate does not receive a majority of the electoral votes, the House selects the next president and the Senate selects the next vice president. The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of.

SAINT PAUL — Today, Secretary of State Steve Simon presided over Minnesota’s 40th Electoral College Assembly where the state’s ten electors cast their official Electoral College votes for Hillary Clinton for president and Tim Kaine for vice president of the United States of America.

Initially, electors voted for two individuals without differentiating between the ballot for President and Vice President. The winner of the largest bloc of votes, so long as it was a majority of all the votes cast, would win the presidency.

The individual with the second largest number of votes would become Vice President. With 50 votes in the House and votes in the Senate, there could still be tie votes for both president and vice president. Under the 12th Amendment, as amended by the 20th Amendment, if the House has failed to select a new president by Jan.

20, the vice president-elect serves as acting president until the deadlock is resolved. The votes were counted and the candidate receiving the most votes, provided it was a majority of the number of electors, was elected President, and the runner-up became Vice President.

Under the original plan, each elector cast two votes for president; electors did not vote for vice president. Whoever received a majority of votes from the electors would become president, with the person receiving the second most votes becoming vice president.

Those two elections led to the adoption of the Twelfth Amendment, which produced the Electoral College rules in use today, with separate ballots for president and vice president.

Return to School; Reopening Michigan sowed confusion because there was no distinction between votes for president and vice president.

to rule that states can require electors to vote. These elections provided the impetus for the only constitutional amendment to the Electoral College scheme to date: the 12th Amendment, ratified in to ensure that the president and vice.

The table's "runner-up" column shows the number of electoral votes for the candidate receiving the second highest number of combined electoral votes, and thus was elected vice president, for each of these elections except for the election, which ended in a tie between two candidates – the presidential and vice presidential candidates of.

Kagan recounted how the Constitution's original rules for presidential electors sowed confusion because there was no distinction between votes for president and vice president.

People in every state across the country vote for one president and one vice president. When people cast their vote, they are actually voting for a group of people known as electors.

The voters of each state, and the District of Columbia, vote for electors to be the authorized constitutional members in a presidential election. Kagan recounted how the Constitution’s original rules for presidential electors sowed confusion because there was no distinction between votes for president and vice president.

She noted that the results of the election gave President John Adams his political rival, Thomas Jefferson, as vice president, a situation Kagan called “fodder.

A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that presidential electors who cast the actual ballots for president and vice-president are free to vote as they wish and cannot be. Nope. Remember, voters don’t directly vote for the president. They vote for electors in the Electoral College. The electors convene to cast their ballots on Decemin their respective state capitals.

The ballots are then counted during a joint session of Congress on January 6,which is presided over by the vice president. In that case, the votes are counted on the next day.

An absolute majority is necessary to prevail in the presidential and the vice presidential elections, that is, half the total plus one electoral votes are required. With Electors, a candidate must receive at least votes to be elected to the office of President or Vice President.

Get this from a library. The politician's manual, or, Statistical tables: exhibiting the returns of votes for electors of President and Vice President of the United States in the different states in and various other important elections since that period: with other useful information. [Edwin Williams].

The 12th Amendment, ratified inrequires electors to vote separately for president and vice president. But that amendment did not affect the role of the electors themselves – even after electors in presidential elections in the years leading up to .Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, along with the Twelfth and Twentieth Amendments directly address and govern the process for electing the nation's president.

Presidential elections are further regulated by various federal and state laws. Under federal law, the presidential electors, the members of the Electoral College, the body that directly elects the.Calhoun, who had been Vice President under President John Quincy Adams (though he had not been, in any way, Adams' "running mate" back in [the presidential and vice-presidential votes of Presidential Electors in that Election had been virtually separate from each other]), had agreed to run jointly with Jackson in this Election; nevertheless, 7 of Georgia's 9 Jackson Electors opted.