Poynter – What journalists need to know & explain about the Electoral College

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 3, 2012

Al Tompkins: “Three times in United States history, the person who became president did not receive the most votes — 1824, 1876, 2000. Polls have consistently shown a large majority of Americans want the system changed. The National Popular Vote bill would change the way we elect presidents; it has passed in nine state legislatures. So why do we have this system and how does it work? Permit me to go back a couple of hundred years. Stay with me, this won’t take long…”

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