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According to Michael Medved contributor to Newsweek The Daily Beast; "No candidate without major party backing can be president if we don’t get rid of the Electoral College."

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/03/drop-the-fantasy-of-a-third-party-candidate-winning-in-2012.html

What is the Electoral College?

27 states have Legal Requirements or Pledges
Electors in these States are bound by State Law or by pledges to cast their vote for a specific candidate:

24 states have No Legal Requirement
Electors in these States are not bound by State Law to cast their vote for a specific candidate:

For more information on the Electoral College and the election responsibilities of the States and the Archivist of the United States, contact the Office of the Federal Register:

Telephone: 202-741-6030

E-Mail: electoral_College@nara.gov

Contacts:

  • Amy Bunk,
         Director of Legal Affairs and Policy

  • Miriam Vincent,
         Staff Attorney
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    Arthur Christopher Schaper October 23, 2012 at 01:38 AM
    Every state, especially large "spectator states" like California and New York, should adopt the Congressional District method of reapportionment. Two electoral votes go to the winner of the state-wide popular vote, with the remaining electoral votes going to whichever candidates wins the majority vote of each of the several congressional districts in a state. Maine and Nebraska have this system in place, and more should soon follow. There is no reason why nine swing states should decide every Presidential election.

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