The reason we raise the question is that 2020 is a presidential election year, and, according to recent opinion polls, most Americans would like to choose the president by popular vote.
In December 2019, the House of Representative’s Committee on the Judiciary held hearings on the possible impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The committee members
There has been a rise this century in the frequency with which presidents get sworn into office even if they have not received the most popular votes.
The Constitution states that, if no presidential candidate gets a majority in the Electoral College—that is, 270 votes—then the House of Representatives chooses the president.
The compromises the Framers made over slavery spread like tentacles throughout the Constitution.