Politics US election 2020: How to become president September 14, 2020 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Linkedin ReddIt Email The president of the United States isn’t directly elected by American voters but by members of what’s known as the electoral college. Here’s how the system works. Motion graphics by Jacqueline Galvin. Produced by Jake Horton and Sarah Glatte. READ SOURCE READ Should first-past-the-post be scrapped?