Every elected official in America, from local school board to the U.S Senate, is elected by popular vote – except one: the President of the United States. Ever since 1789, the Constitution requires that the President be chosen not by popular vote, but by a curious body called the Electoral College. What is it? How does it work? Does it work? Join me for an insider’s view into this curious American institution. Even though I have my doubts about the fairness of this 18th century process, I was honored by an opportunity to serve as one of California’s 55 electors in the 2020 Presidential election. I’ll share details about this experience, and about my reaction to the events of January 6, when an angry mob attacked the capitol with the expressed purpose of preventing the Senate ratification of the Electoral College vote.