The Election Of The United States Essay

927 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
For the fifth time in U.S. history, and the second time this century, a presidential candidate has won the White House through the Electoral votes, while apparently losing the popular vote. It just so happened that Hilary won the popular votes having 65,435,318 and Trump having 62,788,630 total popular votes. While, Hilary had 232 votes in the Electoral College, Trump, who had a total of 306 votes, is the president elect of the United States.
In order to understand the above subject as it relates to the 2016 elections, it is highly important to do a breakdown of the different branches that make up the final outcome of the elections held in the United States of America.
We shall start by giving an explanation of the Electoral College, which is a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the President. It is a process established by the US Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. Whereas, a popular vote is an act of voting by the electorate of a country or area or a method of selecting a candidate or adopting an issue based on a majority of the total voters in an election.
The electoral college is made up of 538 electors. This number is derived from a total of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, the 100 senatorial seat and the 3 voting seats of the District of Columbia. To win a race, the Presidential…

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