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Here’s How Some States Are Teaming Up To Use The Popular Vote To Ditch The Electoral College

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Adam Barnes General Assignment Reporter
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President-elect Joe Biden earned over 76 million votes in the 2020 presidential election, a record-setting popular vote performance that comes amid renewed challenges against the nation’s state-based electoral system.

In 2016, President Donald Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College, but not in the popular vote. Since his election, there have been widespread calls to abolish the College.