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Electoral College 

A state-based, indirect method of electing the US President.

(Jennifer Smith, 2000)


Each state's membership is equal to the total share of senators and members of the House of Representatives. Voters in each state elect their state's Electoral College electors, who in turn meet to elect a president and vice-president. 


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