Electoral College: What is the Electoral College and Who Elects the President

As Americans across the country step into the ballot booths, news organizations are gearing up to feature exit polls and other forecasts of the popular vote. But the election will truly be decided by the Electoral College — a body that doesn't get as much coverage in the media. Who are the electors? How do they vote? People are confused about the Electoral College, and rightly so — it's an old institution that isn't exactly transparent. While results begin to pour in, here are a few facts about the Electoral College to help you understand how the next president will be chosen.