Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27300492 Quoting: samanthasunflower
What is rigged about it is that the electoral college handed down its vote before the total popular count was completed. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27300492
Aren't they SUPPOSED to vote with the majority of the popular vote in their designated district?
The electoral college hasn't voted yet. All you saw on tv was the newsmedia figuratively crowning a victor.
Are you sure they haven't voted? That would be crazy insane if neither the popular vote or electoral was set in stone.
"On the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December (December 17, 2012), the electors meet in their respective States to cast their votes for President and Vice President of the United States."
November 6, 2012—Election Day:
The voters in each State choose electors to serve in the Electoral College. As soon as election results are final, the States prepare seven original "Certificates of Ascertainment" of the electors chosen, and send one original along with two certified copies to the Archivist of the United States at the Office of the Federal Register.
December 17, 2012—Meeting of Electors:
The electors in each State meet to select the President and Vice President of the United States. The Electors record their votes on six “Certificates of Vote,” which are paired with the six remaining original “Certificates of Ascertainment.” The electors sign, seal and certify the packages of electoral votes and immediately send them to the Federal and State officials listed in these instructions. December 26, 2012—
Deadline for Receipt of Electoral Votes:
The President of the Senate, the Archivist of the United States, and other designated Federal and State officials must have the electoral votes in hand. January 6, 2013
—Counting Electoral Votes in Congress:
The Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes (unless Congress passes a law to change the date).
[link to www.archives.gov