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Jamesiv1
12-15-2016, 01:07 PM
From Wikipedia, if anyone is interested:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

The Electoral College never actually meets as one body. Electors meet in their respective state capitals (electors for the District of Columbia meet within the District) on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, at which time they cast their electoral votes on separate ballots for president and vice president.[51] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)#cite_note-51)[52] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)#cite_note-52)[53] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)#cite_note-53)

Each elector submits a written ballot with the name of a candidate for president. In New Jersey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey), the electors cast ballots by checking the name of the candidate on a pre-printed card; in North Carolina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina), the electors write the name of the candidate on a blank card. The tellers count the ballots and announce the result. The next step is the casting of the vote for vice president, which follows a similar pattern.
Each state's electors must complete six Certificates of Vote. Each Certificate of Vote must be signed by all of the electors and a Certificate of Ascertainment must be attached to each of the Certificates of Vote. Each Certificate of Vote must include the names of those who received an electoral vote for either the office of president or of vice president. The electors certify the Certificates of Vote and copies of the Certificates are then sent in the following fashion:[54] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)#cite_note-54)


One is sent by registered mail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_mail) to the President of the Senate (who usually is the incumbent Vice President of the United States (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States));
Two are sent by registered mail to the Archivist of the United States (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivist_of_the_United_States);
Two are sent to the state's Secretary of State; and
One is sent to the chief judge of the United States district court (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_district_court) where those electors met.

A staff member of the President of the Senate collects the Certificates of Vote as they arrive and prepares them for the joint session of the Congress. The Certificates are arranged – unopened – in alphabetical order and placed in two special mahogany boxes. Alabama (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama) through Missouri (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri) (including the District of Columbia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia)) are placed in one box and Montana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana) through Wyoming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming) are placed in the other box.[55] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)#cite_note-55) Before 1950, the Secretary of State's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_State) office oversaw the certifications, but since then the Office of Federal Register in the Archivist's office reviews them to make sure the documents sent to the archive and Congress match and that all formalities have been followed, sometimes requiring states to correct the documents.[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)#cite_note-Zak-8)

dannno
12-15-2016, 01:43 PM
We need robmpreston to come in and give us all a lesson.

Jan2017
12-15-2016, 01:55 PM
. . . since then the Office of Federal Register in the Archivist's office reviews them to make sure the documents sent to the archive and Congress match and that all formalities have been followed, sometimes requiring states to correct the documents. Thanks.
And, there are some state rules about how much they may or may not be bound by popular vote results in some 29 of the states