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.