In our news wrap Friday, worldwide deaths from COVID-19 neared 400,000, with more than quarter of those occurring in the U.S. The World Health Organization called for widespread use of face masks amid “evolving evidence” they can help reduce transmission.
Can states punish presidential electors for bucking a pledge to vote for their state's winner? That was the question at the heart of Wednesday’s Supreme Court arguments, held once again by phone. Some states sought to invalidate the votes of…
By John Yang
Under the Constitution, the country elects the president indirectly, with voters choosing people who actually cast an Electoral College ballot for president.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
As the 2020 presidential campaigns get underway, the debate over the Electoral College system is starting again. In 2016, when Hillary Clinton lost the election despite winning the popular vote, there were new calls to abolish the electoral college. NPR…
By Associated Press
Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college, the most pointed instance of the Democratic presidential candidate opposing the polarizing mechanism the nation uses to elect its presidents.
As conversations emerge about the history of slavery and the Electoral College, Republicans are losing interest in revisiting the system.
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
They could slow the process, but they don't have the votes to prevent Donald Trump from winning.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, the Electoral College confirmed Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential race. Mr. Trump was on track for 304 electoral votes, losing two defectors in Texas. Hillary Clinton lost four in Washington state. Also, state legislators…
By PBS NewsHour
On Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College met in their respective states to cast votes to confirm Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. But this year, the presidential candidate who won the popular vote…
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