The Electoral College Goes to Court

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Current Events
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This week’s story update on Election Central thinks about the role of the Electoral College.

You might never have thought about the Electoral College until the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton despite the fact that Clinton received three million more votes than Trump did. The Electoral College is written into our Constitution, but now, many people are beginning to wonder about its value. Here, Election Central takes a closer look at why exactly the Electoral College exists, what it does, and how a case currently in front of the Supreme Court could change what elections look like in the future.

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