WEMU interview - the Electoral College

WEMU interview - the Electoral College

John Chamberlin at WEMU

U-M professor emeritus of political science and public policy, John Chamberlin, discussed the Electoral College with WEMU host Lisa Barry. on December 2, 2019.   John explained the pros and cons of the college and briefly described the National Popular Vote Compact, which has been proposed as an alternative that would not require a constitutional amendment.  

Click HERE to listen to the interview.

The League’s Statement of Position on Selection of the President, as announced by the National Board, January 1970, revised March 1982, updated June 2004 and revised by the 2010 Convention: The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the direct-popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice President is essential to representative government. The League of Women Voters believes, therefore, that the Electoral College should be abolished. We support the use of the National Popular Vote Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished. The League also supports uniform voting qualifications and procedures for presidential elections. The League supports changes in the presidential election system—from the candidate selection process to the general election. We support efforts to provide voters with enough information about candidates and their positions, public policy issues and the selection process itself. The League supports action to ensure that the media, political parties, candidates, and all levels of government achieve these goals and provide that information.  (LWV 2018-20 Impact On Issues, page 28)

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