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For the time being, an Ohio group has pulled out of a ballot issue this year to have the state join a nationwide movement to bypass the Electoral College and elect the president by popular vote.

The Electoral College

Apr 11, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has proposed abolishing the electoral college after Donald Trump won the electoral vote but fell short some 3 million ballots in the popular vote.

The electoral college is set forth in the U.S. Constitution as the process by which each state is allotted a number of electors equal to its congressional delegation plus two. How state uses those votes depends. 

Another group wants Ohio voters to approve a plan that would dedicate its electoral votes to whichever candidate wins the popular vote.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the history of the electoral college and how it works today.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

The Ohio Ballot Board has canceled a meeting Wednesday after organizers withdrew a proposed constitutional amendment to give the state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

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A group has filed paperwork in Ohio for an ballot issue to get rid of the Electoral College and award the presidency to the candidate who actually gets the most votes.