Electoral College + Popular Vote

Using the Electoral College to Represent the Popular Vote

Adia Caldwell

In our 244-year history, the United States has conducted 58 nationwide presidential elections. Five of these elections have resulted in the winner of the popular vote being the loser of the electoral college vote, thus losing the election with more votes than their opponent. Ideally, we would have a system that prevents this from happening, but the winner-take-all system allows the candidates to find loopholes on occasion.