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Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
31-Aug-07 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Yes, one of the interesting quirks of the presidential election system is that while it's a federal election, and the electors are performing a federal function, the specifics of how they vote is determined by state law, not federal. Whether a state gives all its electoral votes to whoever gets the majority of votes in the state or whether the votes are distributed proportionally, and whether electors are bound by popular election results or are free to cast "maverick" votes is determined at the state level.