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Stappen naar verkiezing president VS

BY DUNCAN MIL Contrary to popular belief, American voters do not directly elect their president. When citizens go to polls, they vote for “electors” — members of an Electoral College whose sole purpose is to select the president and vice president of the United States. Since 2000, this has resulted in candidates twice winning the national popular vote but losing the White House in the Electoral College. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 65.8 million to Donald Trump’s 63.0 million — a majority of 2.8 million ballots. However, the Electoral college handed the presi …

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