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Voters at the voting booths in 1945

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Americans Observed the First Uniform Election Day
November 4, 1845

Electors are people who represent their state and vote for a president. They are informed citizens chosen by the political parties. Every state has a different number of electors, depending on the size of its population. For example, California has 54 electoral votes while New Mexico has only five. A state's electors usually vote the same way as the state's citizens. However, only white male citizens could vote for many decades.
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