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"I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College" is a song in Schoolhouse Rock! The song teaches us about the Electoral College.


Cheerleaders: E-L-E-C-TOR-AL Electoral College
We've got a tale to tell!

Vote Box: So what if we don't have a football team?
At least we never have to write a theme
No classes, no professors, no tuition
Yet we're the goal of every politician

With Cheerleaders: 'Cuz everyone who graduates becomes the president
Ta Da!

I'm gonna send your vote to college
When you vote for president
And if you'll let me share some knowledge
You'll understand this big event!

The folks who wrote our Constitution
Had the idea for this plan
And it's been used in our elections
Since our government began

(Extra loud) TA DAAAAAAAA!

When you pull down on my levers
For the person of your choice
You're also choosing state electors
Who will have the final voice

They're called the electoral college
And they'll meet to stipulate
Who the voters have selected
To be the winner in each state

Now, the number of electors
That your state is going to get
Is based on total population
That's a formula that's set

And when the popular vote is counted
To find a winner in each state
Each state will
pledge all of its electors
To choose the winning candidate!

Winning Candidate: I like it! I like it!

Cheerleaders: E-L-E-C-TOR-AL Electoral College
And we deserve a yell!

And even if the vote is close
And someone wins by just a little, tiny hair
Electors give that person all their votes
And it's considered fair and square!

I'm gonna send your vote to college
When you vote for president
And now the electoral college
Will work the way our founders meant

Vote Box: So what if they
don't have a big macho football team?

With Cheerleaders: It's every politician's special dream!

Vote Box: 'Cuz everyone who graduates,

With Cheerleaders: Yes, everyone who graduates
Everyone who graduates becomes the president!
Ta Da!