Win the vote but still lose? Behold the US Electoral College

Washington (AFP) – “Beautiful” is how US political outsider Donald Trump described his shock presidential win against rival Hillary Clinton on the night of November 8, 2016. The details were less clean-cut.Former secretary of state Clinton had received nearly three million more votes than her Republican rival. But, by narrowly winning key battleground states, Trump surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the White House.With just five weeks until the 2020 election featuring Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, the rules of this enigmatic — some argue outmoded — system are coming …

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