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Social Studies Middle School

Understanding the Electoral College

In several recent presidential elections, there has been a discrepancy between the popular vote, or the national totals of all voters in an election, and the Electoral College vote, which actually chooses the president. This story explores the causes of this situation by describing what the Electoral College is and who is part of it. Listen to find out who can become a presidential elector.

Civics/Government Democracy US government

Story Length: 2:46

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AIR DATE: 12/19/2016

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