A Viewpoint on How We Elect the President
November 13, 2011
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Many people don’t realize (despite taking Civics in high school) that the President of the United States is not elected via the popular vote. Instead, we use the Electoral College. In a nutshell, we use the vote count in each state and territory to determine which candidate gets the the votes from that state. Some say this should remain the way things are done, while others say the electoral college should be abolished. Here is an interesting video on the subject.