American democracy was founded upon the right to vote, and this principle has only grown in importance in the past two and a half centuries. Each American carries honor and privilege in deciding who will be the leader of the free world for the next four years. This is why citizens must take it upon themselves to be knowledgeable and informed on how their nation’s elections function.
An important part of being such an informed citizen revolves around knowing how one‘s vote will count in federal elections. This means understanding the complex topic of the electoral college, a critical part of our nation since its first presidential elections.