Write-In Candidate Can Be Elected President
Before you write-off my write-in campaign, consider this: It is possible to be elected President of the United States receiving only 13% of the nationwide popular vote, provided you receive the majority of the votes cast in 26 select states and the District of Columbia. How could this be?
The President is chosen by the Electoral College, not the popular vote. The candidate who receives 270 or more electoral college votes, is elected President. Each state has a set number of electoral college votes. The winner of a states gets all those electoral college votes.
Based upon U.S. Census data and the NARA Electoral College Calculator, I could be elected President if I received 30,924,950 votes out of the estimated 234.564,071 potential voters. How that is possible is detailed in this Voting Chart.