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What is the Electoral College?

The map to the left indicates which states are likely to choose which candidate (red for Trump, blue for Clinton, and purple for “tossup”). The electoral votes for each state are also displayed, but what is the Electoral College, and how does it function?

“The Electoral College is made up of 538 electors who cast votes to decide the President and Vice-President of the United States. The candidate who receives a majority of electoral votes (270) wins the Presidency.” – Huffington Post (read more)

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What the candidates say

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Donald Trump

Republican Candidate for President

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Hillary Clinton

Democratic Candidate for President