Although rare, the winner of the Oval Office can lose the national popular vote, as we saw this year. And that's caused many Americans to ask: Does my vote count? The answer is complicated, and changing the system would be tough. Still, there's no shortage of ideas.
- Lara Brown - Associate professor and director of the political management program at George Washington University. Her most recent book is Jockeying For The American Presidency: the Political Opportunism of Aspirants. She also served in the Clinton Administration at the U.S. Department of Education.
- Christopher Pearson - Vermont senator-elect and former state representative. He's on the board of National Popular Vote, a movement promoting an interstate agreement among states to award all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote.
- Andy Smith - Associate professor of practice in political science at UNH, and director of the UNH Survey Center.