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12-19 7am Tommy, how does the Electoral College work?

Dec 19, 2016|

Tommy talks to Dr. Andy Smith, Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, about the Electoral College.

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Only about them in dot com I'd Texans increasing Garrick certainly is a talented young man and take some fun out half an hour before. That he willing to be on the sideline he was gonna be calling the game and NFL game only. My guess 64. No 32 people get to do that in the nation and he filled in admirably he did a good job as a Christian a big pat on the back to Ian. It's not easy believe me running is as easy as people think you know it is very popular Gortat is that you can. DOD to maybe union be a minimalist on TV you can be like the old race got guys it would go. Star. Taylor. Right side. Touchdown easier depictions right telling the story but radio you can't be that simple about it but yet he you know he did a good job anyway it's not an easy. Talk about the electoral colleges well. This morning because today the electors meet in each different state capital I believe god and authors. A time by which all votes are canisters they send them by. Email what they do I don't know bullet but the processes is that fascinates me because technically Donald Trump is has not been elected yet. But he will be today unless the electors designed to go rogue. And then all of a sudden Hillary Clinton becomes president which it. That point I'm cancel and every surgery and cancel and everything his own beer for that could assets and. Doesn't have to be Hillary. Oh really we had to the electors to vote for anyone well it's real and going to seven electors decided to vote for use Sami talk now. No one would have the electoral votes needed or go to the house and the weakest are lobbying the house to make Tommy talk approves it. No one would want that especially me. With. A low would be nice if somebody do my clothes and cook and stuff pretty sweet house and only balance the nice ride. But that's interesting Chris sunny to think about that that they could they can elect whomever Paul Ryan or prompt you may Democrat that would maybe be more mass appeal. Joseph Lieberman. Joseph Lieberman day ago or even Bernie Sanders what he had not disease you've budget but understand you saying that's it wouldn't that be some and and if that's the presses. If that's case rather hold the presses we have your story of 26 scene. That is the top news story again there's no indication it's gonna happen. I'm saying man if it did who had B so can you imagine the electors got together today and voted for somebody. Besides Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Or Donald Trump now that would be some. Yes it will but I guarantee it and I as a vacation them up I'd cancel it just to be here text comes in and is in my sixth nineteen Merry Christmas you too. Muir a bone head for talking like this drop is everyone's favorite except for fake news and Doris Astroturf. I don't know what that means of sorrows. Is with the Expos be congress would appoint drop I don't know about the procedures split. Yeah I guess some bonehead Oden goes that. Bomb on him Europe bonehead. And Dante's hunt and owls come in terms of everybody's. Pick eat not according to popular vote and I don't think money entanglement the effects. 2601872. And conversation doctor Randy Smith joins us right now director of the university. New Hampshire survey center morning dot according to go to weather's there. Had a ball meet today I think we're going to be down though and to be be around zero tonight so. Get get a little like Christmas. And for Christmas when you Leo's ligament Snow White Christmas. I think it's boat but he may be around forty or so since no snow. It what we've got on the ground just not too much a little bit irritated put bragging about it to talk about the topic please. Tell me about this Electoral College snow. First of all it's really not a college you don't get a class or indeed. Know what factors not even mention of the Electoral College in the constitute a little bit it says the constitution just talked about states. Choosing electors as they see fit. And those states and show of the electorate in those states shall meet. In their respective state capitals to choose who would be who they are stable vote sports and just know all he needs. No. And and I think the reason that the recent that they did that was the first topic constitution's. Listen it's not a democratic document so much of this was well wait it would sure that the person who was elected president. Would be elected by people who were thoughtful informed people who were. Isolated from potential corruption. That was a major concern to outrage of the constitution. So that's why the the states choose. They eat the electors meet separately so they could collude with one another from people from other states. It'll also assume that the electorate in all these various states across the early United States. Wouldn't have to communications completely know all the potential candidates in the people can really run for president. So what they would do is probably choose. Multiple candidates multiple candidates would get electoral votes. And then the assumption was that most elections within go to the House of Representatives. But and obviously that changed toward Washington became the first. President elected because he was such a famous person at that time arguably the most famous person in the world and that's an oppressive from that point. So the whole thought process from political science standpoint. About the Electoral College was. To keep the more popular statesmen of deciding who the president is and and to make it. More fair would that be accurate. Not patent. Partially it was that is designed to keep more populous states from having too much weight just as the the the senate does the same sort of thing in the legislature. But but it really was a matter of making sure that the people who were choosing the president will well informed Smart. Respectful. Respectable people. Rather than the populace who would be swayed by issues of public opinion impossible demagoguery. And then the in the eruption was a major concern as well they figured that the if you kept people from meeting in one place and that they have to meet next separate states. That would prevent that from colluding with one another to choose somebody so that they would be it but obviously that's changed over time person with a twelve demand that. That most importantly with the electoral count and the 1887. Which really kind of late this structure or win. The when people would be too. Oh what they should do Howell. Electoral. Electors. Should be certified by the theory states that type table for all those things has been that. In the evidence that law. So doctored today's the day the electors cast their ballots and analysts imagine I'm one on number elector from Louisiana way gotta go man. But he's a good breakfast I got a cast my electoral ballot today. Seriously what happens I mean take us through the process. Generally speaking any state yet if this if it's the same mini state I don't know is it. Although it's not the same any state in one sense and that in many states. You're if you are electorate you're required to vote for the candidate. That one or state. They're they're law precarious at least. The picture that you open state Louisiana by the way is the state. What do what he stated does not have a law bite in the electorate so you can have what's called people selectors people who don't vote for the candidate who won the state. And what they they are some states that probably called suborning perjury don't they have if you change your vote did receive some. It's the in some stage yet these different language depending on the state but it is for the most part. Two penalties aren't that strict you know you can you get a five you'll. And get a a hard slap on the wrist but it's not as Richard go to jail for life if you love. Don't vote for the candidate that you're tiptoed to what your state. But what's gonna happen what electors though is that they are gonna go to to leave the state house. And there they'll sit room and bill. Basically very quickly. Vote for the candidate who won their state because these people by and large a role political activists and political activists. Who support the party that won their states so it's it's really not that much that's gonna happen today. I'd certainly like him receiving Indian that in erupted there is recording secretary your though nothing is you know. It's captured some. It's quite official. The electoral count act says that the duty of the state. Self belt all the use this meeting in its help on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of December according to law. And the governor of the state chief executive the state certifies. That the vote. That's set then down to dispute to the archivist of the United States. In a seal registered mail. And then there held until their opened the both of those votes are held until their opened. On January 3 and that is the first active business by the DuPont. Wait so even answered today. Are the vote's secret or not. They are secret in the same sense that we don't know who won the presidency yet they're. The. So it's not. Just to play games parlor game we really won't know today we really won't know for a fact. Until January started announcing Donald Trump ocean have been elected on that. Poland for one side or the other I'm just talking about finally this is over for example with our own saint Stockton they are still. Technically alive. In the playoffs is not gonna happen but they are still technically alive similarly with the Electoral College in the president. Yes. It's it's a foregone conclusion. Maybe like the saints. But if people do those ballots will be opened until. The the first order business spike in new congress in January. While. Doctor appreciate your time anything or miss and as far as if there is somebody that is a Hillary Clinton and we hear of electors that have been. Hassled a lot with emails in some cases threatened in other cases. News. Just. Hassled on the road when add yet. At least in those cases no matter what side whatever they're done after the day right there's no point in trying influence any of those beat Miller. Catch it and any else we need to know. No other than it's not really happened that the electors have changed their mind doing influence an election really since electoral count act is gone through in relief since elect in the 1870. He can get sick so. It's been a long time that this has been in place and for the most part it's. It's worked out the way it was intent. Let me continue the parlor game quickly as we got to go to news they open the ballots on January 3 it's like well is surprised. Well. What what happens is that if there if all we have to have the majority of the votes in the Electoral College. And whichever candidate has the majority is neither candidate gets the majority. And that would that would be very very difficult thing to do that you'd have to have so many people voting for somebody other than Clinton for trumpet. Or they have to get exactly 269. Electoral votes each. If that would be case that it would go to the House of Representatives. And the new the new house would vote. But if it's not tied. If for whatever reason the Electoral College where to get together with some underground communication anomalous my conspiracy. And wilds a year. And decide that you know what we really need to have John McCain. As the president. And those ballots a total them up and ensues a new president is that is that official. Thought it would be. I'm sure the repeal lawsuits that would Allah that. By the that according to the current law it would be the case but you have so many of these electors in those various states who would've broken their state law in order to vote. Voted for McCain and that would be that the real issue that in my view. You able to cover the riots while while the courts up. It. Thank TNT. ETs there and having New Year's same doctor Randy Smith director of university New Hampshire survey center. So ago it really is not over today. It won't be over until January 3 when he officially open the ballots as the first order of business of the new congress is so I think it was interesting only found out from Indy Smith is now. That it won't be until January 3. That we really know for sure. Who the new president it is. Because they mailed our ballots in a sealed while she always sincerely envelope even images mailing you bill doesn't. A sealed envelope and that's the first order of the new congress opening envelopes and tally up the electoral votes. Sun scheduled for. Knee surgery I can you complete your place and on January 3. If that happens I have instructed them to wake me up bring me out of amnesty easier whatever whatever around the state I'm in. And is Kerry meet back here to someone talk about it okay nine. Pollen Metairie good morning and Devin WL up. I want to. You. Good luck with senators to think beef. Although well we we all. Oh on wall. People have watched it go bag of coal and I applaud. Bill that would beat a great team room. I am a notable. Would it. And is ahead. So basically would pop art. Our farm so here and Drew Brees just seeing. And our humble and honest about I think people need real. If you get into war so he's in. Man gonna capture. You know the Olympic crafting audit. In his career they'll. If we'd lose Drew Brees. It is going to be a wall here and I would like we obvious look at the teams that went to look at. It's an anomaly. To get it. And Texans managed who yes are in as one. Now in and go and need it. Are you really think we need to keep an eye on all and what we ever in short we recruit. Breweries. In the city. That we have in I was unity as a national leader. That would knock at the pool while it's buried so we need to get someone is accurate. What is right. And use them and please don't give her deeply through. All like it I can't agree with you more and they don't come along often they've really known and we were lucky to have won but let me ask you struck quick when it comes supermodels. And the tree you know we always kid around a bad day will play the Tracy reporting interception make everybody feel better but. At what point does that Carty expire. You know means like you binds them any credit card down. At what point in relation to seven in nine seasons eight and eight seasons does it Super Bowl card recur expired doesn't ever. I think it dollars I think if you look report ought. You know he went on to much on national organization yeah article let's get to that and I would say. I think me personally would bouncy which was probably true more years. And brought to another scene out. I'm at a time on talent as much as I'm talking about. Fans' expectations. I. Got to pay all I knew it. I'm glad you called LB had a Merry Christmas happy new things are also talk about this Christmas shopping thing and that is. Would you rather work from a list. Where somebody gives you and how do you do it with your friends and family. Where do you just try to get something that surprises in prison and a worsening you can do is get a piece of barter piece of clothing. That the person d.s by eases in and you expect immediately where it displayed in their home Tommy Tucker whip. You already had this Monday Morning Quarterback woods Drew Brees this. Eight snap a two game losing streak 4840 wanna win over the Arizona Cardinals welcome into Monday Morning Quarterback here on saint radio. Quarterback Drew Brees who had an epic day for touchdown passes and all Monday Morning Quarterback brought you by go auto low cost auto insurance. Threw 83 plays 37 is a time of possession that's efficiency that's that you guys set the standard for you guys. Got to be pleased with the performance offensively. Yeah. You know it wouldn't if you tell a time of possession aside and that probably tells me that we are good on third down which I know we were. You're getting is some good third manageable situations and she converted couple third loss as well but. Bottom line is man everyone contributed tonight I can think of every person on offense come up big in this game. Wish me in some aspect you know whether us. The running game the short yardage situations field line and a great job protections for the big plays we're able to hit the goal line system just. You know across the border was really great team effort. What does this say about me they'll respond after a little wrote a rough patch in a responding to team like that it was. In the NFC title game a year ago and they're really good defense I think it says a lot for a lot about the guys we have. Just level of professionalism. Respect that we all have one another for this game for the opportunity we have been for organizations. Obviously we've been very disappointed with the way these last two games went it. We just you know. Is always talked about all we all just get our confidence and swagger heck you know and crude that comes with just execution. I think we we tell ourselves listen he's got yup to discuss this offensive football that we got to a place like if we get a yet it we got hit you played our standard and I think we showed that today did you get a sense that for Tim Hightower this came in just a little bit more to my notes about the team that news special for. Yeah it absolutely was because obviously played here. Sort his career here and really played well here and then goes to Washington has the injuries out football for three years and but a lot of other doctors told me that before football game on our football for three years and comes back without through the saints in man. It's been such a great. Great leader. Great example. For all of us. I was not a guy who's more respect on the team have. And just know how much she's been through order be here. How much love and passion he has for the game of football. First teammates in Nevada. Imagine you can relate to that because you were told that once as well absolutely I have I another feeling and so let's. While loved respected so much and you walk him walk me through the 65 yard touchdown pass the exit to cooked. Yeah you know we've got the defense look we want it and he you know took just got to read up on the safety and popped free and he's pretty open you know sources that matter layman out their former let him go report. Finally on a short week the Buccaneers just played them we can go familiarity Christmas Eve yes they play the cowboys right now and wolf take a look at that Thelma. You know quick turnaround it's almost a player on Monday night have a short week you know but Christmas Eve in the dome should be should be very. Drew thanks separation again thank you. The saints are back on the field Saturday night in the superdome Christmas Eve against Tampa Bay Buccaneers they lost two weeks back to Tampa Bay sixteen to eleven. In Raymond James Stadium. Monday Morning Quarterback brought you by go auto low cost auto insurance for quarterback Drew Brees I'm Kristian garic this is saints radius. Here egos saints I can't do any better Nate Nate. This is what needs to happen for him to get in to the playoffs because Dallas beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last night the saints. Have to finish. They would hold tiebreaker is over the green bay Packers and vikings. If they finish eight Nate should the Panthers and Buccaneers also finish a name for that to happen the saints next week mean the vikings beat the Packers. And then for both teams lose in week seventeen the Packers and Detroit and the vikings at home against Chicago. They also need the Buccaneers and the Redskins to lose out the box of the saints and then at home against the Panthers and Redskins and Chicago. And then a home against the giants. But actually you know have designs went down I don't think this is really beyond the realm of possibility. What do you all think I could see this happening look Ozzie of one Saturday night years and years ago due loans to commercial production when big chief Deke Bellavia was on an all those things happen for LSU national championship game. Don't rule it out what he's saying.