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Elections Research Guide

Sources of information (Primarily US) for elections.

Electoral College

Electoral College (U.S.)
Maintained by the U.S. National Archives. Electoral votes, not popular votes, elect the U.S. President. We got the idea from the Roman Catholic Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor. Includes all Electoral College vote results from 1789 to date, laws and procedures governing the Electoral College, and links to related sites. Great place for playing "what if...?" games about the Presidency.

Congressional Research Service Report
CRS report entitled, The Electoral College : How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections