Campaign Strategy

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Campaign Strategy As you have already know, the president is not chosen by the people directly like most all other political offices are. The president is chosen by a group of 538 electors from all fifty states and the District of Columbia who cast their votes for president. The candidate who receives 270 votes becomes president. Electors are given to each state based on the population. The more people the more electors. In theory electors from each …

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…theory the Electoral College could produce some very disturbing results. A candidate could win only 22% of the national vote and still win the presidency. If there were three candidates one would only need 15% to win the election. The way this would work is if the candidate won 51% of the votes of the 39 smallest states it would only make up 22% of the total popular vote but still get the candidate 270 electoral votes needed to win office.