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SalingerTwain3 August 2nd, 2015 3:51pm

A family members of yours, runs to become POTUS and makes it to the general. You are part of the electoral college. The election is close & comes down to one state, your state. Do you give the electoral votes to your family member or the other guy?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/06/15 5:02 pm

Whoever got the most votes,
who represents the state the best
Who represents the people the best

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/02/15 2:50 pm

I base my vote on the votes of the people I represent. It could go either way.

sojourner present
08/03/15 10:30 am

This. And many states now require electors to vote as pledged.

sojourner present
08/03/15 10:32 am

Here is a link that will tell you which states require faithful electors:
archive.fairvote.org/?page=967

mac Oregon
08/02/15 10:10 am

Depends on record and qualifications

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
08/02/15 9:50 am

Don't really know.
You haven't told us which nominee won the state.
Since they are related, and since the electoral college is chosen based on who wins the state, then logic implies that the member will vote for his family member.

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SalingerTwain3 The cage bird sings
08/02/15 10:43 am

Members can give their vote to whoever wins the state, but they don't have to do so. Most do, however.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
08/02/15 10:48 am

Correct
My comments are still valid.
Members are chosen based on the results of the election.
Family members are usually of the same political beliefs.
Logic: the member will vote for the family member.

sojourner present
08/03/15 10:33 am

Alex, actually in 29 states they must give their vote as pledged. archive.fairvote.org/?page=967

Maj Worth Economist
08/02/15 9:05 am

Whoever the people I represent voted for.

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/02/15 8:54 am

Depends on the policies, id never vote for someone i disagreed with no matter who they are in terms of family relations

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
08/02/15 9:53 am

Members of the electoral college don't really have a choice. They vote for the nominee that wins the state.
In the general election you are actually voting for the electoral college members that represent the nominee.

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/02/15 11:53 am

American politics... Its beyond me