This clip describes the Electoral College and the history behind its creation. Mo Rocca demonstrates the electoral college system in a 3rd grade classroom by having students vote for either colored pencils or markers. Students cast their vote for the winner, and markers win the popular vote. Mo Rocca then splits the class into 5 groups, or states, to cast the electoral votes.
This clip provides a concise overview of the electoral college in the United States. It explains that the electoral is a process by which presidents and vice presidents get elected. It covers key aspects of the electoral college: that the electors vote directly for presidential candidates rather than the people. Finally, it mentions candidates that have lost the popular vote but became president because they won the electoral vote.
Adam Conover explains how the electoral college system is unfair by favoring voters in states with smaller populations. He also contends that swing states have significantly more power than any other state and that 80% of votes have no impact on the outcome of presidential elections. He clarifies that the public votes for its state's electors, not the president, while the electors cast the vote for the president and vice president.