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2012 Primary Schedule The 2016 calendar is available here: 2016 Presidential Primary Schedule The 2012 GOP primary/caucus schedule is nearly set in stone. The calendar dates below are believed to be accurate unless last minute changes occur to the schedule. 2012 Primary Schedule
Do you remember voting for the president in a mock election in elementary school or junior high? Maybe you selected your candidate at random because you didn't really know the difference between the two (or care). Well, now you're older and wiser and know that who you vote for does make a difference. Or does it? Take the Electoral College, for instance. How the Electoral College Works" How the Electoral College Works"
The Electoral College : explainlikeimfive The Electoral College : explainlikeimfive Request an Explanation E is for explain. This is for concepts you'd like to understand better; not for simple one word answers, walkthroughs, or personal problems.
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How the Electoral College Works
The Trouble with the Electoral College
by William C. Kimberling, Deputy Director FEC National Clearinghouse on Election Administration In order to appreciate the reasons for the Electoral College, it is essential to understand its historical context and the problem that the Founding Fathers were trying to solve. The Electoral College - Origin and History The Electoral College - Origin and History