Why do we have the Electoral College? Eventually, we’ll kill it.

Letitia Denham

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President Trump and President George W. Bush won the electoral vote during the election, but not the popular vote. How does the electoral college work?

USA TODAY

The National Popular Vote would finally eliminate the false premise that the construction of our Electoral College was meant to protect small states.

We’re going to get rid of the Electoral College, but it won’t be by way of Congress.

The states

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What is the Electoral College and how does it work?

Letitia Denham

During the 2020 presidential election coverage, you have probably heard KCRA 3 constantly reference the term “Electoral College,” and say the words “Road to 270.” But what is the Electoral College, why does it matter, and why are we on a road heading to 270?The number 270 is the total amount of electoral votes either President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden needs to sustain in order to … Read More

How the electoral college works and how the president will be selected this year

Letitia Denham



a close up of text on a white background: A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


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A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

  • In the United States, Americans don’t directly elect the president.
  • Instead, states appoint a number of electors equal to the number of representatives they have in Congress to the electoral college, a system that was devised in the 18th century by the founders of the United States. 

Voting in the 2020

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No matter who wins, it’s time to get rid of the electoral college

Letitia Denham

Something’s happening in Texas. Before today’s election, 9.7 million Texans had already voted — 108 percent of total ballots cast there in the last presidential election. In just four years, Texas has catapulted from second-to-last in voter turnout to a national leader in early voting. This is no coincidence. Now that this once-red state is emerging as a toss-up, residents are turning out in record numbers, believing that their votes

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Can Electoral College really tie at 269 to 269 ? Yes. It’s not likely but here’s how it works

Letitia Denham

Can there be a tie between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden?

How we’ll ensure accurate, trusted election news

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The simple answer: Yes. If Biden flips Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin, but every other state remains as it was in 2016, there could be a 269-269 tie.

Is that likely? Probably not. It appears Biden is leading in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, which Trump won

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What is the Electoral College? Who picks the president?

Letitia Denham

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There was a lot of confusion over how Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but Trump won the Electoral College. The Associated Press explains in this five-part animation series. (Sept 28)

AP Domestic

As the 2020 presidential election nears, one of the most confusing and controversial parts of the nation’s political system is yet again front-and-center: the Electoral College. 

It’s the system

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