'How The Electoral College Works And Why We Have One'

On Nov. 3, United States citizens will cast their votes for president, but the popular vote does not directly determine the outcome of the election. The Electoral College decides who holds the office and, for many, it's a system that's difficult to understand. Sharon Ann Holt, associate teaching professor of history at Penn State Abington, discusses the history of the Electoral College, how your vote contributes to the popular and electoral vote, and the pros and cons of the system.

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