November 8th, 2012
08:15 PM ET

Lopsided electoral college victory leaves some questioning the system

A country awash in red elects a blue president. How?

Take a look at the county-level election data from Tuesday. Most counties in the country voted Republican. The relatively few urban counties where most of the people live, meanwhile, tended to vote Democrat - which means President Obama didn't need the geographic majority of the country to win.

Depending on how you look at it, the electoral college system gets the credit, or the blame, for that result. Is it time for a change?

OutFront tonight is Adam Liptak with the New York Times, who wrote a piece about this very issue called "The Vanishing Battleground" earlier this week.

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