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gollum
 
Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 01:55 pm
I searched the U.S. Constitution for the term Electoral College and did not get a hit.

Where is the term Electoral College found?
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 02:41 pm
Article 11, Section 1.
gollum
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 03:40 pm
@PUNKEY,
PUNKEY-

There are only seven Articles.
gollum
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 03:44 pm
@gollum,
You meant Article 2, Section 1.

Yes that describes the procedure which we call the Electoral College.

But the term Electoral College is not used.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 06:12 pm
@gollum,
At that time it was known as the electoral high school. It was the same thing though.
gollum
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2019 05:01 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona-

Ha ha.

We still don't know where the term Electoral College comes from. Apparently, it does not come from the Constitution.
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2019 05:50 am
"The U.S. electoral college so called from 1808 (the term was used earlier in reference to Germany)."
http://www.etymonline.com/word/electoral
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2019 01:54 pm
@gollum,
It seems pretty obvious. A college refers to a group of educated people assembled for a specific purpose. And "electoral" defines that purpose.

It is a perfectly logical term for it.

What would you call this group?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 8 May, 2019 05:49 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:


What would you call this group?

A Flock of Barbershop Quartets?
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