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   1. Qualification to Earn Electoral Points

       In order to earn electoral points in any given state, a candidate must win at least five
       percent (5.00 %) of the particular state's popular vote.

       The definition of a candidate in the Electoral Points Process is a clearly identified individual
       person who can be chosen by the eligible voting citizens of the particular state where the said
       candidate's name appears on the ballot, or where the said candidate is a properly certified
       write-in choice, write-ins being specificly ID'd by a Federal Election Identification Code.

       In the Electoral Points process, no points would ever go to an unpledged or un-named entity.


   2. Distribution of Points to All Candidates


       Example-1: In a state offering 4,000 electoral points, the leader's popular vote percentage share
                  is 59.24%, while the candidate in 2nd place has a 36.89% share. No other candidates
                  have at least a 5.00% share.

                  The percentages of the two leading candidates are added together like so - 59.24 (1st)
                  plus 36.89 (2nd) equals 96.13. Next, the leader's percentage share of 59.24 is divided
                  by 96.13 for a result of 0.616249. When 0.616249 is multiplied by 4,000, the result is
                  2,465. So, the leader receives 2,465 points out of 4,000 while the candidate in 2nd
                  place receives 1,535 points.

                  4,000 = 2,465 (1st) + 1,535 (2nd)


       Example-2: In a state offering 2,000 electoral points, the leader's popular vote percentage share
                  is 51.02%. The candidates in 2nd and 3rd place have percentage shares of 33.15% and
                  13.47% respectively.

                  The percentages of all three are added together like so - 51.02 (1st) plus 33.15 (2nd)
                  plus 13.47 (3rd) equals 97.64. Now, the leader's percentage share of 51.02 is divided
                  by  97.64 for a result of 0.522532. When 0.522532 is multiplied by 2,000, the result
                  is 1,045. So, the leader receives 1,045 points out of 2,000, leaving 955 points to be
                  shared by the other two eligible candidates.

                  Now, the 2nd place candidate's percentage share of 33.15 is divided by 97.64, and
                  the result of 0.339512 when multiplied by 2,000 gives the 2nd place candidate 679
                  points. There are now 276 remaining points out of 2,000 and they are awarded to
                  the 3rd place candidate.

                  2,000 = 1,045 (1st) + 679 (2nd) + 276 (3rd)


       Example-3: In a state offering 5,000 electoral points, the leader's popular vote percentage share
                  is 39.80%. The candidates in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place have percentage shares of 35.56%,
                  16.88% and 6.01% respectively.

                  The percentages of all four are added together like so - 39.80 (1st) plus 35.56 (2nd)
                  plus 16.88 (3rd) plus 6.01 (4th) equals 98.25. Now, the leader's percentage share of
                  39.80 is divided by 98.25 for a result of 0.405089. When 0.405089 is multiplied by
                  5,000,  the result is 2,025. So, the leader receives 2,025 points out of 5,000,
                  leaving 2,975 points to be shared by the other three eligible candidates.

                  Now, the 2nd place candidate's percentage share of 35.56 is divided by 98.25, and
                  the result of 0.361934 when multiplied by 5,000 gives the 2nd place candidate 1,810
                  points. This leaves 1,165 remaining points for 3rd and 4th place.

                  Now, the 3rd place candidate's percentage share of 16.88 is divided by 98.25, and
                  the result of 0.171807 when multiplied by 5,000 is 859.  This leaves 306 points
                  for the 4th place candidate.

                  5,000 = 2,025 (1st) + 1,810 (2nd) + 859 (3rd) + 306 (4th)



   3. Maximum and Minimum Electoral Points

       a. Maximum Points

          Leading candidates can earn no more than seventy-five (75) percent of the available
          electoral points in any given state.

          Example 1 - In a state offering 2,000 electoral points, the leader has 81.53% of the
                      popular vote, and the 2nd place candidate has 13.29%. Under the normal
                      procedures (see section 2 above), the leader would receive 1,720 points
                      and the 2nd place candidate would receive 280 points. However, because
                      of the Seventy-Five Percent Rule, the leader would only receive 1,500
                      points, while the 2nd place candidate would receive 500 points.

                      2,000 = 1,500 (1st) + 500 (2nd)


          Example 2 - In a state offering 1,000 electoral points, the leader has 76.14% of the
                      popular vote, while the 2nd and 3rd place candidates have 12.85% and 5.96%
                      shares respectively.   Normally (again see section 2 above), the leader
                      would receive 802 points, while the 2nd and 3rd place candidates would
                      receive 135 and 63 points respectively.

                      However, because of the Seventy-Five Percent Rule, the leader would only
                      receive 750 points, while the remaining 250 points would be awarded as
                      follows ...

                        The popular vote percentages of the 2nd and 3rd place candidates (12.85
                        and 5.96 respectively) are added together for a sum of 18.81. Next, the
                        2nd place candidate's percentage share of 12.85 is divided by 18.81 for
                        a result of 0.681147 which when multiplied by 250 becomes the figure of
                        171. On this basis, the 2nd place candidate receives 171 points and the
                        3rd place candidate receives 79 points.

                      1,000 = 750 (1st) + 171 (2nd) + 79 (3rd)


          EXCEPTION 1 - If the leading candidate is the ONLY person with at least five percent
                        of a particular state's popular vote, then they will receive ALL of that
                        state's available electoral points.

          EXCEPTION 2 - In certain situations, the leading candidate (and others) may receive an
                        amount of points less than what would normally be awarded because of the
                        Minimum Points Rule (see "Minimum Points" below).


       b. Minimum Points

          Each candidate who earns 5.00% or more of a state's total popular vote shall receive
          at least five percent of the total available electoral points in the particular state,
          as follows ...

             Group Priority  || Total points offered  || Minimum Points for each
             Rank            || in each state         || eligible candidate
  
             1st (1)         ||   5,000               ||   250
             2nd (2)         ||   4,000               ||   200
             3rd (3)         ||   3,000               ||   150
             4th (4)         ||   2,000               ||   100
             5th (5)         ||   1,000               ||    50

          In situations where the regular point distribution methods used may not allow for a candidate
          to receive the specified minimum number of points, an appropriate re-distribution of the
          particular state's points would be performed.










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