Withdrew on October 6, Political Activist of Virginia Before the primaries[ edit ] By summerHoward Dean had become the apparent front-runner for the Democratic nomination, performing strongly in most polls and leading the pack with the largest campaign war chest. His strength as a fund raiser was attributed mainly to his embrace of the Internet for campaigning. The majority of his donations came from individual supporters, who became known as Deanites, or, more commonly, Deaniacs. Generally regarded as a pragmatic centrist during his governorship, Dean emerged during his presidential campaign as a left-wing populistdenouncing the policies of the Bush administration especially the invasion of Iraq as well as fellow Democrats, who, in his view, failed to strongly oppose them.
List of United States presidential electors, Technically the voters of Massachusetts cast their ballots for electors: Massachusetts is allocated 12 electors because it has 10 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 12 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate.
Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 12 electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for president and vice president.
Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector. The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 13,to cast their votes for president and vice president.
The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.
The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state.The United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 2, , as part of the United States presidential election.
Voters chose 27 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Florida was won by incumbent President George W.
Bush by a % margin of victory. Prior to the election, most news organizations considered this a . The official U.S. Electoral College web site, providing current information about the presidential election, information about the roles and responsibilities of state officials and Electors, instructions for state officials and Electors, the timeline of key dates for the presidential election, information about laws and legal requirements.
Bush clinched the victory in the Presidential Election after winning the 20 electoral votes in Ohio, which gave him a total of electoral college votes. The United States presidential election of was the United States 55th quadrennial presidential election.
It was held on Tuesday, November 2, Republican Party candidate and incumbent President George W. Bush defeated Democratic Party candidate John Kerry, the then-junior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.
>> Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, left, and President George Bush shake hands prior to the start of the first presidential debate in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday Sept. 30, “In , when Kerry lost the Presidential race to George W.
Bush, who is widely considered the worst President of the modern era, he refused to challenge the results, despite his suspicion that in certain states, particularly Ohio, where the Electoral College count hinged, proxies for Bush had rigged many voting machines,” Remnick writes.