Electoral College

Preserve or Repeal - just say it correctly!

With just a few minutes of research you can learn the history of this institution and quickly understand why Democrats want to repeal it and Republicans want to preserve it. What might give you trouble, though, is how to pronounce it. If you, like me, haven't discussed this strange institution of our democracy since eighth grade civics class (because there wasn't a lot about the electoral college to discuss until recently), you might have forgotten the root of the word: "elect." And I think every American has got that word down pat, right? If we can pronounce "elect," we can all pronounce "electoral."


Now, will someone please inform Chuck Todd and the other 90% of media figures who mispronounce this word by putting the accent on the wrong syllable?