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Electoral college explained: how the US election is an uphill battle for Biden | US news

Who elects the US president?

When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.

Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate seats. Washington DC is also assigned three electoral votes, despite having no voting representation in Congress. A majority of 270 of these votes is needed

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2020 election: Electoral College affirms Biden win, shaking loose fresh Republican recognition

It’s a constitutionally mandated ritual that’s typically no more than a curious afterthought following a presidential election, but the ceremonial vote took on newfound significance this year as President Donald Trump and his GOP allies made unprecedented efforts to subvert the popular will of the voters and overturn Biden’s November victory.

The vote finally shook loose statements acknowledging Biden’s win from previously reluctant Republicans, but Republican-appointed electors in several states gathered to hold symbolic votes for Trump — while a retiring Republican congressman announcing he was leaving the party over his colleagues’ unwillingness to move on.

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US election 2020: What is the electoral college?

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The US presidential election takes place 3 November. But it’s possible the candidate with the most votes from the public won’t be the winner.

This is because the president is not chosen directly by the voters, but what’s known as the electoral college.

So who are Americans voting for?

When Americans go to the polls in presidential elections they’re actually voting for a group of officials who make up the electoral college.

The word “college” here simply refers to a group of people with a shared task. These people are electors and their job is to

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2020: Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Pennsylvania Presidential Election Survey: August 2020

Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Pennsylvania Presidential Election Survey: August 2020

In a new Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion election poll, voters in this swing state were surveyed about their choice for president in the upcoming election.

 Thursday, August 20, 2020 04:19 PM

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In the latest Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion election poll, done in conjunction with the Morning Call, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a narrow 4 point lead over President Donald Trump among likely Pennsylvania voters. 

Voters were also surveyed about the President’s handling of the COVID-19

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College students struggle to spot misinformation online as 2020 election approaches

Don’t fall for the premise that young people, otherwise known as “digital natives,” are immune to misinformation.

How to tell the difference between a credited news report and ‘fake news’



That’s the message from Stanford University researchers who say their new research provides further evidence that college students are prone to being deceived online.


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The new study from the Stanford History Education Group shows that 2020’s first-time voters often struggle to sort fact from fiction despite their technical prowess on smartphones and social media.

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