EXPLAINER: How The United States Electoral College Works

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As vote count gets underway in battleground states across America, observers around the world who are unacquainted with the US system of choosing the president are searching for answers. When Americans vote for a new president, in reality, they are voting for a representative of that candidate’s party, known as an elector. There are 538 electors who in turn vote for the president on behalf of the people in their states. Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on population, the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate…
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