Electors: Explained?Submitted by fanofwalt on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 01:34
Just as many of us learned during the primaries that it's not the "beauty contest" tallies of the voters, but the votes of the delegates that really count, it would appear that, for the general election, it's once again not the votes of the masses of individuals, but in this case, the votes of the electors that really count.
That's Constitutionally sound, and saves us from mob rule. But...
How much do we really know about this process? Do we know how electors get elected themselves? Or appointed or otherwise selected?
How can one become an elector? Is it too late to become one for the general election this fall?
Are the electors for this fall already in place? Do we know who they are?
Has this already been discussed here on DP and I somehow missed it?