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Dry Ice ERUPTIONS! How to Create Experimental Explosions! - Joe Genius. 2012 Primary Schedule. The 2016 calendar is available here: 2016 Presidential Primary Schedule The 2012 GOP primary/caucus schedule is nearly set in stone.

2012 Primary Schedule

The calendar dates below are believed to be accurate unless last minute changes occur to the schedule. Always check with your local board of elections to verify election dates, times and locations ahead of time. Note that “Super Tuesday” in 2012 falls on March 6th, however, it is a little less “super” than it has been in years past. State Quick Find Full Primary/Caucus Calendar Please contact us if you find an error in the primary schedule. How the Electoral College Works" Do you remember voting for the president in a mock election in elementary school or junior high?

How the Electoral College Works"

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. Every four years, on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, millions of U.S. citizens go to local voting booths to cast a vote for the next president and vice president of their country.

Truth is, the results of the popular vote are not guaranteed to stand because the presidential election is really decided by the votes of the Electoral College. For some of us, the Electoral College process (and its outcome) may seem a bit shocking. By now you're probably wondering how -- and why -- the Electoral College began. The Electoral College : explainlikeimfive. Request an Explanation E is for explain.

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This is for concepts you'd like to understand better; not for simple one word answers, walkthroughs, or personal problems. LI5 means friendly, simplified and layman-accessible explanations, not for responses aimed at literal five year olds (which can be patronizing). Report a spam submission/comment Read the rules before commenting or submitting.Search before submitting with keywords from your topic. Explained Unexplained Reset. ELI5: What stops democrats from registering as republicans en masse for the primary and voting for the weakest candidate, so as to give Obama an easy ride in November? : explainlikeimfive.

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ELI5: What stops democrats from registering as republicans en masse for the primary and voting for the weakest candidate, so as to give Obama an easy ride in November? : explainlikeimfive

This is for concepts you'd like to understand better; not for simple one word answers, walkthroughs, or personal problems. LI5 means friendly, simplified and layman-accessible explanations, not for responses aimed at literal five year olds (which can be patronizing). Report a spam submission/comment Read the rules before commenting or submitting.Search before submitting with keywords from your topic. Have an idea to improve ELI5? Explained Unexplained Reset. How the Electoral College Works. The Trouble with the Electoral College. The Electoral College - Origin and History. By William C.

The Electoral College - Origin and History

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. They faced the difficult question of how to elect a president in a nation that: was composed of thirteen large and small States jealous of their own rights and powers and suspicious of any central national government contained only 4,000,000 people spread up and down a thousand miles of Atlantic seaboard barely connected by transportation or communication (so that national campaigns were impractical even if they had been thought desirable) believed, under the influence of such British political thinkers as Henry St.

Origins of the Electoral College The Constitutional Convention considered several possible methods of selecting a president. One idea was to have the Congress choose the president.