I'm Gonna Send Your Vote To College - E11

Episode 11 "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote To College"

Singer: Jack Sheldon, Bob Dorough

Song Writer: Bob Dorough, George Newall

Year: 2002

This song teaches about the electoral college.


E-L-E-C-TOR-AL

Electoral College - we've got a tale to tell!


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

Because 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


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!


I like it! I like it!


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


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

It's every politician's special dream!

Because everyone who graduates

Yes, everyone who graduates

Everyone who graduates becomes the president!