Updated: Aug 23, 2019
Check out the new Not Fake News Snap Poll at the top of the home page, a feature that we intend to change weekly. Once the results are in, we'll share them with you.
Our first poll asks whether the Electoral College should be eliminated. As we all know, it the Electoral College that the Trump campaign strategically used to send their candidate to the White House, and since then there have been increased calls for it to be eliminated.
In a presidential election, the Constitution grants states electors equal in number to their combined representation in the House and the Senate, and the electors choose the president. Generally, the candidate who wins the most popular votes in each state gets all that state’s electors, although several states use different rules. The candidate who gets the majority of the electoral votes becomes president.
But, as in the 2016 election, that is not always the candidate who won the overall popular vote. In 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received some three million more votes than President Trump, but the states Trump won gave him more electoral votes than Clinton, putting him over the top.
Yesterday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for the U.S. to abolish the Electoral College, saying that the voting system is a "scam" that negatively impacts minorities.
What do you think? Should Congress vote to abolish the Electoral College? Share your opinion in the Not Fake News Snap Poll today.
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