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Electoral College

n.
A body of electors chosen to elect the president and vice president of the United States.

electoral college

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) US a body of electors chosen by the voters who formally elect the president and vice president
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any body of electors with similar functions

elec′toral col′lege


n.
(often caps.)
a body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice-president of the U.S.

Electoral College

A group of electors who are chosen to elect the President and Vice President of the United States.
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Noun1.Electoral College - the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice presidentelectoral college - the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice president
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Translations

electoral college

nWahlausschuss m; the electoral college, the Electoral College (US, in presidential election) → das Wahlmännergremium

electoral college

ncollegio elettorale
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To reckon the importance of Mademoiselle Cormon's salon at its true value, it will suffice to say that the born statistician of the society, du Bousquier, had estimated that the persons who frequented it controlled one hundred and thirty-one votes in the electoral college, and mustered among themselves eighteen hundred thousand francs a year from landed estate in the neighborhood.
Ergo, with it des Lupeaulx goes into the electoral college, becomes eligible, count, and whatever he pleases.
To back up their claim, they point out that the Electoral College gives, for example, Wyoming citizens disproportionate weight in a presidential election.
The president is elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both houses of Parliament, the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the 29 states and the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry.
For purposes of the Electoral College, a squeaker is as good as a landslide - Trump's narrow wins in states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania allowed him to overcome Hillary Clinton's lopsided victories in California and elsewhere.
Presidential Elections and the Electoral College System
But there is an even deeper problem with the Electoral College as it operates today, even when the popular vote winner and the Electoral College winner are the same.
gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/) The House's history, art and archives website notes that people have only objected to Electoral College votes twice before: once in 1969, and once in 2005.
In all, the Electoral College is composed of 538 electors.
Almost all the Electors of the Electoral College vow to vote for a certain candidate, which makes it possible to predict the outcome of the Electoral College vote.
With 29 electoral college votes, it is a must-win for Trump if he has any chance of getting to the White House.
Whether or not they will go to the electoral college with two candidates is already a question for the party," Tsahkna added.