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The road to the White House, explained in 10 minutes

Back in 1992, I’d go into my neighborhood convenience store regularly, and the guy who ran it was studying to become a U.S. citizen. He somehow knew I was political, and he’d save up civics-related questions to ask me for when I came in.

He got totally stuck on the electoral college – how it works, why it matters, and why Presidential candidates win or lose based on it. I told him not to feel too bad – most natural-born Americans also get hung up on the electoral college. It took me several beer runs to that store before he understood what it all meant.

But you’re in luck – you don’t have to run a convenience store. Paul Brown and I covered the high points on the Capital Tonight show on TWCNews earlier this week.

Here’s the video.

If you’re not a regular Capital Tonight viewer, give us a try; the show airs at 7 pm Monday-Friday on Time Warner Cable News in Austin and San Antonio, and elsewhere online by clicking on that little Capital Tonight icon on the header of this page. We try to make it interesting, without all the bickering.

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