Reality Check: Is US system a 'disaster for democracy'?

Reality Check: Is US system a 'disaster for democracy'?

The claim: The Electoral College system is a "disaster for democracy" because it means a candidate can get the most votes and not win the election.
Reality Check verdict: It is true to say that in America you can win the popular vote and lose the election. This is also true of the electoral system in the UK and elsewhere. Such systems are democratic, although some people would like them to be changed to be more directly representative of how votes were cast.
In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that the American electoral system was a "disaster for democracy".
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16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: BBC

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