Some are calling this the most important election of our lifetime, whether that is true or not is up for debate, but one thing is for certain, whoever wins will need to get at least 270 electoral college votes before they can move into the White House, what is the electoral college and why do some people think it's good and others say we need to change the system? Find out after the jump.

Here is a great video from TEDEd that explains the whole thing so you can go into election night with an understanding of what the heck the talking heads are referring to when they keep bringing up the magical number of 270.