Americans! Please try to explain the voting for me.
Sorry if I sound idiotic. I've tried to research this but I still haven't found an answer.
If the president is decided by the electoral college, then what is the point of the general public voting too ?
I know it's called The Popular Vote, but does this actually count for anything? And if not, then what's the point?
Please educate me if I have this wrong as I am genuinely confused, but say if every citizen of a state voted Green but the electoral college voted Yellow then Yellow would win even though this is only a handful of people? ( Yes I know they are the wrong colours!).