Electoral College

Electoral College

LWVUS has a position to abolish the Electoral College.  

The following resources are provided to further education and discussion!

 

The Electoral College has been a part of our democratic process since the start, but what does it really do and what can we expect after an election?  Learn about how the Electoral College works, and also read this short blog post on the Electoral process.

  • What is the National Popular Vote?  The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  It has been enacted into law by 15 states and DC with 196 electoral votes (Map of states). It needs an additional 74 electoral votes to go into effect.