I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College

      Music & Lyrics: George R. Newall, Bob Dorough

      Performed By: Jack Sheldon

      Animation: Phil Kimmelman and Associates

      First Aired:


[Cheerleaders, as a cheer:]
Electoral College - we've got a tale to tell!

[Sung by voting 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.

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!

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.

[Spoken by vote box:]
So what if they don't have a big macho football team?
[Sung, 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!

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