In 2000, Al Gore earned 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush, yet lost the presidency.
In 2004, Bush won by 3 million, but 60,000 more Ohio votes would've elected John Kerry.
In 2012, a close election could easily result in a winner who receives fewer votes ... again.
The Electoral College system, everybody!
America's complex way of choosing a president confuses many voters. It's easy to see why: