Movie where the US president is randomly selected

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I don't remember the title of the movie, but I saw a 1980s high concept movie about an alternate USA where the president was selected at random in a nationwide lottery.

It's a fun concept, although not one that I would recommend except that given the poor roster of choices, I sometimes wonder if we'd have better luck with a randomly selected citizen acting as president...