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How the United States Elects its President

How the United States Elects its President
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The Electoral College, the process by which the United States chooses its president, has emerged as an issue in the 2020 race for the White House. John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and James Thurber, Distinguished Professor of Government and the founder and former Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, discuss the arguments for and against the Electoral College and efforts to replace it with the national popular vote.