Here’s a little factual nugget that never fails to baffle:

American Voters DO NOT directly elect their president.

Yes, you read that correctly: the U.S. president is not chosen through a one-person, one-vote system of direct democracy.


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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