The Nature of the Electoral College. How the EC Works in Practice. Instead of electing a President (and Vice President) in a single national election on Presidential election day, we have 51 separate state (+ DC) elections,
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the election is “thrown into the House of Representatives” (which last happened in 1824),
Pop. VoteElect. Vote
1948 Strom Thurmond (SR Dem) 2.4% 39
1948 Henry Wallace (Prog.) 2.4% 0
1968 George Wallace (AIP) 13.5% 45*
1992 Ross Perot (Ind.) 18.9% 0
*Plus one electoral vote from a faithless Republican elector in NC.