Which of the following is not true about the electoral college?
A. There have been 4 occasions where the popular vote winner did not equal the electoral vote winner. B. There are 12 large states that could help a candidate win the electoral college . These states are called the dirty dozen. C. Illinois has 30 electoral votes and is part of the dirty dozen. D. If there is a tie or there is not a clear winner for President in the electoral college, the election will go to the House of Representatives. (This has happened twice!) E. Every state no matter how small is guaranteed 3 electoral votes b/c every state has two Senators and at least one Representative.
C is not true. Illinois has 30 electoral votes and is part of the dirty dozen is a false statement. For those who are not too familiar with the electoral college, this is a type of mechanism that was created by the United States. This is where they have discussed ideas on how they need to pick the president and vice president.
One fact to know about this is they are still fixing up some details about how the proper voting should be done. People will not vote using the names of the people who are running for the presidential and vice presidential positions. This is actually an interesting branch that people in the United States may be interested to know more.