CLOSE 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 […]
What is the Electoral College and how does it work?
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 […]
How the electoral college works and how the president will be selected this year
© Jonathan Ernst/Reuters 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, […]
No matter who wins, it’s time to get rid of the electoral college
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 […]
Can Electoral College really tie at 269 to 269 ? Yes. It’s not likely but here’s how it works
Can there be a tie between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden? How we’ll ensure accurate, trusted election news Click to expand UP NEXT 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. […]
What is the Electoral College? Who picks the president?
CLOSE 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 […]