US election: Here’s how the electoral college works

US election: Here's how the electoral college works 1


Omar Sachedina breaks down how the electoral college works — a unique American system key in deciding who the next president will be.


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45 Comments on "US election: Here’s how the electoral college works"

  1. Uhmmm, that was either a terribly lacking explanation or I simply missed something. (I’ve a PhD . . . Not too dumb.)

    • Seriously? It was well explained. Fake PhD?

    • It’s still a ridiculous system, no matter what excuses are made for it.
      The population of Montana was only 1,068,778 on July 1, 2019, while that of California in 2019 was 39,512,223. If Montana gets 3 points, California should get 118 points, NOT just the 55 it now gets. This idiotic system should have been scrapped a very long time ago.

    • yardmon nation | November 4, 2020 at 12:23 AM | Reply

      @Osckarre no tf it was not.

    • Jeslyn Thalappillil | November 4, 2020 at 2:57 AM | Reply

      @زين wait so how did hilary lose even when she had the popular vote

    • @Jeslyn Thalappillil because electoral college rules over popular vote, thats just the way it works out there…..pretty dumb imo

  2. Go Joe Biden

  3. mhm

  4. FOUR

  5. Gabriel Ellard élève | November 3, 2020 at 10:24 PM | Reply


  6. Electoral college–sounds like drmocracy gone amock. A presidential candidate can hsve a majority of the electorate voting for him/her but loose the election. Too much Koolaide for too long but not enough to put an end to such an anti-democratic process!

    • Yep, the commie Dumas. Delete the college, especially if they are paid. Conflict of interest!

    • Joe The Eurosquatter | November 4, 2020 at 2:19 AM | Reply

      How does that differ from Canada? Lol

    • Conservatives had the most votes in the last election here in Canada and lost the election.
      I love how Canadians think they are supporting to Americans,
      How about a Trudeau’s promise of electoral reform?
      Yup not happening because he knows he would lose.

    • Joe The Eurosquatter | November 4, 2020 at 12:03 PM | Reply

      @Lin A Yes, and the Liberals had more votes in every election that Harper “won”. Just sayin’, Tory assclown.

    • How do you justify a popular vote in a republic of very different states? How should NY be able to decide for Kentucky etc?

  7. I know how it work. It is a special college for American presidential candidates. They must ATTEND to qualify for the top job. The main courses are how to argue out of your failure, common decency, simple math (+ & -ONLY) ,character assignation and other vital skills, The keyword is ATTEND. Passing grades are NOT required.

  8. The Orange Pekoe Teabag Band | November 3, 2020 at 11:41 PM | Reply

    The Electoral College is not just flawed, it’s antiquated. Comparing anything of the 1700’s to the 21st Century is something only a mentally challenged person would do, so why is America doing it? Because mental illness in America is an epidemic that has been growing out of control for 300 years. That’s a LOT of mental illness and in a nation that doesn’t have free healthcare, it’s only gonna get worse.

    • Canada’s parliamentarian government is worse it belongs to a monarchy that does not do any thing it is definitely an antiquated system as well , changing something that you have been using for 200 plus years does not happen over night i am sure computer ballots would be faster and way more accurate probably be easy to register and regulate too

  9. saw that thumbnail and i was like “darude sandstorm”

  10. yardmon nation | November 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM | Reply

    Ok someone dumb it down further more. Electoral votes???

    • Dirty Dish Dave | November 4, 2020 at 12:37 AM | Reply

      @James Paul so what exactly does our vote as a citizen even count for

    • @Dirty Dish Dave your vote as citizen counts for the entirety of the state or more over the electoral votes. The more popular candidate gets that states vote, like if the majority of California voted Biden then Biden would have that states votes

    • Dirty Dish Dave | November 4, 2020 at 1:12 AM | Reply

      @Cause Yes ah okay thank you, finally makes sense now

    • Electoral Votes are determined by the census; why do you think Democrats made a huge fuss over the immigration question on the census? Can’t fudge demographic numbers if you have to legally state your immigration status. California would lose an electoral vote or two along with a senate seat if they didn’t have a river of illegal immigrants replacing everybody fleeing the state.

    • In a plan dumb way of explaining, u don’t vote for the country as a whole u only vote for your state so if u lose in states with maximum electoral votes n win in all other states u still lose, in more simple manner if ur from a small state ur vote is less valueable than a state like California.

  11. Here is how electoral college works.
    It doesn’t.

  12. Trump already has enough points and is leading in Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Gonna be close but its a trump win. In before we have to wait a week to call it because our overlords at google say results may not be final and truckloads of biden votes suddenly appear.

  13. Lol…congratulations Donald…

  14. That’s why it’s a stupid system, you get all the votes in one state, imagine having that here, Ontario would be California.

  15. More like here’s how the fraud works

  16. ur system is not fair you need a BBI

  17. It doesn’t explain anything. Im still lost.

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