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Why Do We Still Have The Electoral College?

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Voting is supposed to be a pretty simple process – everyone casts a ballot and the candidate with the most votes wins. In America, however, we have the Electoral College. Jesse Wegman, a member of the New York Times editorial board, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the power behind millions of individual votes can disappear with the decision of a single elector. His new book is “Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College.”

Listening along with students at home? Check out this handy lesson plan and these additional resources for teaching future voters about elections.