Finally – The Electoral College Explained in Plain English!
First: Does Your Vote Count?
The short answer is yes, it does!
However, most people don’t believe that because so much talk goes on about this weird thing called the “Electoral College.” So I’m here to tell you all about it and help you to understand how your vote really does matter.
How does the Electoral College work?
First, you get the details without a lot of history.
The Electoral College is a group of state party officials (chosen or voted for at various political state conventions) that represent the voters in their state. These folks are referred to as “electors.” The number of electors from each state is equal to the number of representatives each state has in the House and Senate.
Currently there are a total of 538 members of the Electoral College that represent all 50 states, including three from Washington D.C.