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Founding Principles Chapter 8 – The Electoral Process from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

How are congressional and presidential elections organized? Who are the 537 people elected to federal office? Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige asks these questions in the Washington Post political science blog The Monkey Cage.

Over the summer The Monkey Cage is regularly publishing an episode of Founding Principles, a series of short videos presented by Rudalevige explaining how American government works. The latest episode—the eighth of fifteen—puts the electoral process under spotlight and asks “why is it so complicated and confusing?”