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How the Electoral College Works

The Electoral College is not an Ivy League school. Rather, it's a process for selecting the next U.S. president that actually carries more weight than the popular vote. Why is it there and should it be continued?

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  • 10 Reasons Why Voting Systems Are Not Created Equal

    10 Reasons Why Voting Systems Are Not Created Equal

    There may be no perfect way to cast a ballot. Human error, hanging chads, and hackable software -- it seems every voting system has some flaw. See more »

  • 5 Great Presidential Debate Moments

    5 Great Presidential Debate Moments

    Presidential debates aren't really known for their fireworks, but these off-the-cuff moments definitely made sparks fly. See more »

  • 5 Historic Presidential Campaign Collapses

    5 Historic Presidential Campaign Collapses

    All they had to do was sit back and count the votes. They thought they had the presidential election in the bag -- until they didn't. Here's our list of some of the biggest collapses in presidential campaign history. See more »

  • 5 Most Effective Campaign Ads

    5 Most Effective Campaign Ads

    Do you remember boring campaign ads? Of course not. That's why campaigns spend millions of dollars to send messages to voters. Here are five ads that worked -- and that's why we remember them. See more »

  • 5 Most Offensive Campaign Ads Ever Produced

    5 Most Offensive Campaign Ads Ever Produced

    Campaign ads are designed to grab voters' attention, but what if an ad attracts eyeballs for all the wrong reasons? Here are five of the most offensive campaign ads ever produced. See more »

  • Do men and women vote differently?

    Do men and women vote differently?

    For years, pollsters and pundits have puzzled over how U.S. adults decide to cast their votes. Party affiliations and personal stances on electoral issues have a lot to do with it, of course, but does gender play a role, too? See more »

  • Election Crash Course

    Election Crash Course

    The road to the White House seems to get longer and more treacherous every election year. Here's the real story behind the history, psychology and science of U.S. elections. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Super PACs

    Fact or Fiction: Super PACs

    Super PACs (for political action committees), were officially given the OK by the Federal Election Commission in the summer of 2010, a move that has essentially eliminated restrictions on financial contributions. Test your knowledge of Super PACs and their significance here. See more »

  • How can someone tamper with an electronic voting machine?

    How can someone tamper with an electronic voting machine?

    Instead of "Democrat or Republican," the more pressing question has become "accurate count or complete debacle?" With e-voting, the entire setup is electronic, not just the actual casting of the vote. See more »

  • How do caucuses work?

    How do caucuses work?

    A caucus, like a primary, is held to determine the party's nomination for president. Those nominees face their first big test during the Iowa caucuses. Why is it such an unusal piece of the election process? See more »

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