About Presidential Electors
As we all learned in 2000, our president is not elected by the popular vote. It is accepted that Al Gore received more votes from registered voters in America than the person who became president. The reason Gore is not our president is because the president is selected by the Electoral College. Who are the people in the Electoral College? Each state has a number of electors equal to the number of its representatives in Congress. The District of Columbia is given a number of electors equal to the number held by the smallest states. Each state decides how their electors should
vote. In nearly all states, it is a winner takes all method. Whoever gets more votes, no matter how equal the voting, gets all the electors.
However, not all electors are bound by law to follow the will of the people. It is true, that with the major parties, the presidential electors are lifelong party supporters or career party loyalists who would end their career if they didn't vote "correctly". The electors from the Green Party (and other small parties) often cannot hold accountable electors who decide to vote for a different candidate. Because of the importance of the presidential elector, I would like to include on this page, statements of intention and support from any Green Party Presidential Elector who pledges to support the Green Presidential candidate.