How your vote chooses the president (Hint: It doesn’t)
If you remember high school civics (or the presidential election of 2000), you may know that the popular vote does not decide the president. In fact, your vote is good for one thing: maybe putting someone of the same party in a position to vote on your behalf in the Electoral College. Theoretically, according to the Constitution, each office could be filled by a different party if no candidate receives a majority vote. How, you may ask? Place your vote below and follow it to Capitol Hill.