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VIDEO: Why Do We Still Have The Electoral College?

What is it, why do we have it, and why hasn't it changed? Born from a rushed, fraught, imperfect process, the origins and evolution of the Electoral College might surprise you and make you think differently about not only this upcoming presidential election, but our democracy as a whole.

This video is based on the Throughline podcast sereis on the history of our election system called (mis)Representative Democracy.

Episode 1: The Electoral College

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/30/918717270/the-electoral-college

Episode 2: How We Vote

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/02/919532786/how-we-vote

Episode 3: The Most Sacred Right

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/02/919532810/the-most-sacred-right

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