Listen, watch: They Might Be Giants writes ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’-style song to explain Electoral College

They Might Be Giants writes ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’-style song about Electoral College

It was a Saturday morning staple. Thanks to “Schoolhouse Rock!” we grew up learning how a bill becomes a law from Bill himself, counting and multiplying by fives and how conjunctions function.

Now the group They Might Be Giants put their spin on the Electoral College with a “Schoolhouse Rock!”-inspired music video for CNN explaining who are the electors who actually select the president.

Attention voters-we made a song for CNN about the Electoral College! https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/08/12/electoral-college-music-video-they-might-be-giants.cnn

Posted by They Might Be Giants on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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The lyrics explain the difference between voters and electors: “You signal your choice, you give them your trust; But it’s up to them, and not up to us; We’re only the voters; They are the electors.”

The video and song were created as part of a special CNN report on the Electoral College and the controversy it spawns.

FILE PHOTO: They Might Be Giants created a "Schoolhouse Rock!"-inspired song and video explaining the electoral college.
FILE PHOTO: They Might Be Giants created a "Schoolhouse Rock!"-inspired song and video explaining the electoral college. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)