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Many Democrats are demanding a new system for electing our presidents. The effort stems from Democrats losing two presidential elections within 16 years despite winning the popular vote.
But the Constitution says the president is selected through the Electoral College, a system that focuses on which candidates win each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia.
What did the founding fathers have in mind when they created the Electoral College? Does it still serve it’s purpose centuries later? And why do advocates for determining winners through the popular vote believe their approach is more fair?
Radio America’s Alexandra Lavin speaks with both sides and explores the effort from some states to give the popular vote the final say without actually changing the Constitution.