Red States = Republican party.
Blue States = Democratic party.
Teal States = Way to close to call.
1. Explain how a presidential election works and why we have an electoral college?
1. "First off Electoral College is a process, not a place. " as stated by the website: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html.The Electoral College is where electors votes and decide who is president. The Electoral College has 538 electors. The majority of the votes of the electors (at least 270) is required to win as president.
Hillary Clinton satisfied much of America and she got more votes but Donald Trump got a lot more votes from the Electoral College and the Electoral College votes count for more so that's how Donald Trump won.