EXPLAINER: What’s 270? The math game behind the US election

 EXPLAINER: What’s 270? The math game behind the US election

WASHINGTON (AP)– What’s all this hubbub about 270?

It’s not about the 270 whales stranded this fall on Australia’s island state of Tasmania. It’s not about congestion on Interstate 270 feeding commuters into Washington, D.C. It has to do with who’s going to sit in the White Home for the next 4 years.

IT” S THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Almost 2.9 million more people elected Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but she still lost.

President Donald Trump won because he took the Electoral College, under a system established in the U.S. Constitution and fine-tuned through the centuries.

This is where

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