Every four years, Americans vote for a president. But what they are really doing is choosing the 538 members of the Electoral College. These electors are the ones who pick the president. Under this system, the candidate with the most votes on Election Day may lose the election. Learn the history of the Electoral College, how it works, and why it is so controversial today.
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