EXPLAINER: US vote is 51 elections, one in each state and DC

 EXPLAINER: US vote is 51 elections, one in each state and DC

A major misunderstanding about the choose U.S. president is that it is a national election. It’s not.

Instead, it consists of 51 elections– one in each state and in the District of Columbia. Which’s more than a technical difference.

The states carry out all elections and decide who is qualified to vote, beyond the bare requirements of being 18 years old and a citizen, set by the U.S. Constitution. Founded guilty felons can vote in some states, however not in others.

And the nationwide vote tally is irre

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Redak staff

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