- Scholar: Some presidential electors could decline to vote for Donald Trump, but the numbers won't be enough to deny him the presidency
- Petition signed by millions asks electors to vote according to popular vote, which favored Hillary Clinton
Robert M. Alexander is a professor of political science at Ohio Northern University and the author of "Presidential Electors and the Electoral College: An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors and Campaigns for Faithless Votes." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Many Americans and people around the world are getting a civics lesson in the way we select the president of the United States -- and the Electoral College is front and center.