February 6, 2024

Episode 141: The Electoral College's Past, Present, and Future (Part II of Episode 137 - Is the ECA Prepared for 2024?)

The Electoral College has shown significant flaws since its inception. Twice in the 21st Century, the national popular vote winner has not ultimately been elected President. The undemocratic nature of the institution has many asking why our system is built the way it is and what can be done to fix it. In this follow-up to Episode 137 ("Is the ECA Prepared for 2024?"), Lindsay Langholz speaks with Professor Alexander Keyssar about how the Founders designed the process by which we elect presidents, the problems encountered along the way, and the many, many attempts at reform.

Host: Elizabeth Binczik , ACS Director of Policy and Program for Economic Justice

Guest: Alexander Keyssar, Harvard Kennedy School


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