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Old 02-18-2008, 05:35 PM   #6
miccisue
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Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
OOo Ooo! I got a question too. So do these delegates make up the electoral college or is that something completely different?
Read "Electoral College" on Wikipedia - it goes into more detail than I ever could, and presents the interesting twists that go into the whole Electoral College scenario.
In IL, when we voted we voted for the Presidential candidate, 3 delegates, and 3 alternate delegates. I think if "your" candidate drops out, the delegates basically become "wild cards" - they can follow the directions of who they were originally stumping for, or they can follow their own mind and go for who they think is the "next best thing"....I could be wrong, though, but that's the way it was presented to me.
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