Five times in U.S. history, and twice since 2000, the elected United States president did not win the popular vote. For decades, experts have said that extreme outcomes are possible with the Electoral College method of electing a president. What does the math say? Simple mathematical analysis illustrates that the Electoral College system could lead to wide discrepancies in relation to the popular vote. #mathematics #elections #popularvote #electoralcollege #math #election2016
In 1787, Article 2 of the United States Constitution established the Executive Branch of government and the system of electing a president. Over the years, changes have been made to this article, but it continues to rely on the Electoral College to elect the president. In fact, Article 2, Section 1, states that ”Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors equal to the whole number of Senato...
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