When was the 2012 election certified?

When was the 2012 election certified?

2012 United States presidential election

November 6, 2012
538 members of the Electoral College 270 electoral votes needed to win
Opinion polls
Turnout 54.9% 3.3 pp

Why do we use the Electoral College and not the popular vote?

As prescribed in the U.S. Constitution, American presidents are elected not directly by the people, but by the people’s electors. The Electoral College was created by the framers of the U.S. Constitution as an alternative to electing the president by popular vote or by Congress.

Have we ever had objections to the electoral votes?

Objections to the Electoral College votes were recorded in 1969, 2005, and 2021. In all cases, the House and Senate rejected the objections and the votes in question were counted.

Did Obama win North Carolina in 2012?

Romney narrowly carried the state of North Carolina, winning 50.39% of the vote to Obama’s 48.35%, a margin of 2.04%. North Carolina was one of just two states (along with Indiana) that flipped from voting for Obama in 2008 to voting Republican in 2012.

What’s the point of voting if the Electoral College decides?

When citizens cast their ballots for president in the popular vote, they elect a slate of electors. Electors then cast the votes that decide who becomes president of the United States. Usually, electoral votes align with the popular vote in an election.

What are three main weaknesses of the Electoral College system?

Three criticisms of the College are made:

  • It is “undemocratic;”
  • It permits the election of a candidate who does not win the most votes; and.
  • Its winner-takes-all approach cancels the votes of the losing candidates in each state.

Can Congress reject Electoral College votes?

Under the law, Congress may still reject a state’s electors if both houses decide to do so, but only when they determine either that the appointment of electors was not “lawfully certified” by the governor under the ascertainment process, or that the votes themselves were not “regularly given” by the electors.

Will there be an electoral vote in 2022?

Vote in state elections in 2022: In November we’ll elect 34 of the senators in attendance for the electoral vote count on Jan. 6, 2025. But when it comes to the integrity of electoral votes the biggest elections are at the state level.

When does the electoral vote count start in 2025?

That election will also determine 87 percent of the congresspeople in attendance for the electoral vote count in 2025, because the new Congress starts at noon on Jan.3 and the electoral vote count starts at 1 p.m. on Jan. 6.

When is the last chance to vote to reform the ECA?

Vote in congressional elections in 2024: All of the House and a third of the Senate are up in 2022. But if your representative and senators don’t support reforming the ECA, your last chance to vote most of them out is 2024.