The DIRTY word NO GOP convention wants you to know about, but YOU WANT TO KNOW: Becoming an ELECTORSubmitted by joeinmo on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 08:45
Originally Published February 20, 2012
I hope everyone here realizes that you don't vote for the President when it comes down to the general election. Democrat vs Republican vs Third Party
Your State Electors vote for the President and they are NOT bound to party. You vote in hopes your elector votes the way you and your state voted. So if the popular vote was won by Gore, you hope the electors follow. These are called electoral votes, and electors are decided at district and state party conventions.
So let's say Romney wins the Republican nomination and then in the General election in November the states vote and Romney wins, guess what you can do a few things as an elector, vote for Romney, Vote for Obama even though he lost, or vote for Paul or yourself if you want.
Yes, control the electors and you control who is President. The party cannot screw around with electors, it's federal law.
The party establishment folks will fight like hell to get their people voted in as the electors, they try to make it a fast vote.
Every Paul delegate to a congressional district convention and state convention must be an elector.
The number of electors per state is directly connected to the population of that state.
Usually they try to get party bigwigs voted in as electors, but in general I don't think they can be a government employee elected or otherwise- so no Senators, Governors etc.
All electors will meet at the Electoral College where they decide who will be President.
UPDATE: Looks like there are some states were you can be bound to the popular vote winner, but many do not, also some of the penalties are small, like $100- that's cheap money to vote Paul.