Electing the U.S. President

Every four years citizens of the U.S. vote for President. It seems simple, but actually way more complicated. Let us explain!

When it comes to electing the President of the United States, it gets a little complicated. We found this video to help explain the process. This video discusses the basic ideas behind the U.S. electoral process. It follows the chronological steps from voting to election day, focusing on each state’s role, including:

  • Comparisons of popular vote vs. state votes
  • Impact of state population on the number of electors
  • How electors are counted
  • What is required for a president to be elected

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