Forgive my ignorance, but can someone please explain this to me?
I feel stupid asking this, but I know you ladies will know...
I have a very basic understanding of how the electoral college works. Whichever candidate wins the popular vote in a state, that state's electoral votes go to that candidate.
But, why do *all* of a state's electoral votes go to one candidate?
Let's say a state has 10 electoral votes, and the state votes 60% one way and 40% the other, why don't 6 votes go one way and 4 the other? Why do all 10 go to the candidate who had the 60% vote?
I hope that makes sense...and thanks in advance.