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The Electoral College 

The Electoral College is a group of citizens (known as electors) appointed by the voters in each state to cast votes for the President and Vice President of the United States on behalf of the state's citizens. It was created to ensure that each state has a role in selecting the President. In casting a vote for President, a Pennsylvania voter is actually voting for a candidate’s slate of Presidential electors. The winning candidate’s electors represent Pennsylvania at the meeting of the state’s Electoral College in December where the electors cast their votes for President and Vice President. In a presidential election, the President of the United States is elected by the Electoral College, not the popular vote. However, each vote for President helps decide which candidate’s electors are appointed to attend the Electoral College where they vote for President and Vice President.

Each state gets the same number of electoral votes as it has members of Congress. There is a total of 538 votes in the Electoral College and a candidate must win a simple majority (270) of those votes to win the election. Pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes. Most states have a winner-take-all system, meaning that all of the state's electoral votes are pledged to the person who won the state's popular vote. 


 


 


 

Pennsylvania Electors

 

The Pursuant to Chapter 1, Section 7 of Title 3, United States Code (62 Stat. 672 as amended), the Electoral College in Pennsylvania will convene on Monday, December 19, 2016, at 12:00 P.M. in the Chamber of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg.

Unofficial election returns indicate that on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the following individuals were elected as Pennsylvania's Electors of President and Vice President: 

 

Robert Asher  
Montgomery County


 

Mary Barket 
Northampton County


 

Robert Bozzuto 
Cumberland County


 

Theodore Christian 
Bucks County


 

Michael Downing 
Cumberland County


 

Margaret Ferraro 
Northampton County


 

Christopher Gleason
Cambria County


 

Robert Gleason 
Cambria County


 

Joyce Haas 
Centre County


 

Ash Khare 
Warren County


 

James McErlane
Chester County


 

Elstina Pickett 
Bradford County


 

Patricia Poprik 
Bucks County


 

Andrew Reilly
Delaware County


 

Carol Sides 
Lycoming County


 

Gloria “Lee” Snover
Northampton County


 

Richard Stewart
Cumberland County


 

Lawrence Tabas
Philadelphia County


 

Christine Toretti 
Indiana County


 

Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh

Chester County


 

 

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

58th Electoral College

 

December 19, 2016

12:00 P.M.

 

Chamber of the House of Representatives

State Capitol Building

Harrisburg, PA