The latest news on Electoral College
Candidates should worry about all 50 states, not just nine.
The Electoral Colleges gives advantages to Democratic states with higher populations of noncitizens.
Nate Silver's analysis of state polls shows Obama will win the necessary majority in the Electoral College.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of the hard-fought but still deadlocked presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be decided Nov. 6 by a small percentage of voters in just nine states. That's because presidents are elected not by popular vote, but by the Electoral College.
There's a real chance Mitt Romney could win the popular vote but lose the White House
Our Electoral College system means candidates don't spend any time in politically predictable states, and only focus on the small percentage of swing states.
Our Electoral College voting system allows campaigns to only focus on the nine swing states and ignore everyone else.
Moving to a popular vote would cater to the ideological extremes and corrupt our elections.
Our current system focuses too heavily on swing states, but candidates should have to campaign for every vote in every state.
Republican-controlled governments in states where Obama won want to change how they elect presidents.