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Q96. “What government body elects the

A. The Electoral College votes for the
President and Vice President. Whichever person gets the most votes for
President becomes President, and whichever person gets the most votes for Vice-
President becomes Vice President. It would, however, be inaccurate to call the
Electoral College a government body. What you might be thinking of is that the
votes of the College are opened in a joint session of Congress. If, at that
time, there is no majority winner, the Congress chooses the winners (the House
chooses a President, and the Senate chooses a Vice President). See the 12th Amendment for details.

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