This video is one of the cleanest, simplest explanations of the goofy way the US elects the president. Think your vote just counts directly, end of story? Oh, nopey nope! Even if you think you know how it works, this is a fine refresher course to make sure you really have it nailed down going into November.
Now you know the nuts and bolts of how they get there; how much do you know about some of the individual elections and presidential firsts?
Quiz Nation! How Does a President Really Get Elected?
When did residents of Washington, DC first get to participate in the presidential election?