President Donald Trump offered his spin on the first weeks of his administration, and made some familiar false claims, during his Feb. 16 press conference.
Despite Donald Trump and his campaign manager describing his election victory as a “landslide,” Trump’s margin of victory actually ranks among the closest in the Electoral College.
This week, a reader sent us a letter about the history of the Electoral College and the three-fifths compromise.
Q: Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College?
A: The framers of the Constitution didn’t trust direct democracy.
Q: Why are there only two major parties in the U.S.?
A: The winner-take-all system in the U.S. favors two stable parties.