This election cycle brought to the forefront the failure of the American education system to teach the populace basic Constitutional principles, like why we have an Electoral College.

To help clarify, we dug into Prager U’s archives and found a great explainer on why we have the Electoral College and why it’s preferable to the popular vote model.

Do you understand what the Electoral College is? Or how it works? Or why America uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.

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