In state capitols across the country, including right here in Boston, electors are casting their votes for president and vice president today.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes, but Donald Trump captured a majority of electoral votes. Trump is poised to become the nation's 45th president, despite protests from his opponents urging electors to vote against him. (And more than a few of those electors say they will.)
But why do we elect our presidents this way? And given that this is the second time in the past 16 years that a president has been elected despite losing the popular vote, is it time to abolish the Electoral College?
This segment aired on December 19, 2016.