Where Were the Electors that Were Going To Vote For Ron Paul?Submitted by Ed Thinking on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:28
There are 538 electors, who cast separate votes for president and vice president. While most states require their electors to vote in accordance with the popular vote, there was still a chance that a few “faithless electors,” as they are called, could break away and cast their ballots for other candidates. Before the November election, there were reports that some Republican electors might vote for Representative Ron Paul of Texas, one of Mr. Romney’s primary challengers. However, the final tally fell in line with the popular vote.
The session typically occurs on Jan. 6, but because that falls on a Sunday this year, Congress passed a law moving the count, just this once, to Jan. 4.
More, NYT Article: http://nyti.ms/Z4bmjg