In 2000 and 2016, the Democratic presidential nominees won the popular vote but not the electoral college.

In 2000 and 2016, the Democratic presidential nominees won the popular vote but not the electoral college.

Today marks the last day of voting in an election that both sides have called one of the most important in American history. And while much remains unknown about what the coming days, and even weeks, will bring, the polls have seemed to indicate that Joe Biden will receive more votes than Donald Trump. Whether those votes translate into a Biden presidency is another question – one that will only be answered by what happens in the Electoral College.

Jesse Wegman is a member of the editorial board at The New York Times and author of the book, “Let the People Pick the President.” He joined Diane to talk about how the founders settled on the Electoral College system and, why he believes this way of selecting the president should be reformed.

Guests

  • Jesse Wegman Member of the editorial board at The New York Times and author of “Let the People Pick the President”

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