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The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy

Dec 6, 2016
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Conyers Convenes Forum on the Electoral College
 

Hillary Clinton has so far earned a historic 2.5 million more popular votes than Donald Trump, yet Mr. Trump won more Electoral College votes and the presidency.  According to press reports, several members of the Electoral College were trying to persuade their colleagues to vote for a candidate other than Mr. Trump when the College casts its votes on December 19th. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) held a forum with bipartisan experts and noted scholars to discuss proposed reforms to the current method of presidential selection, entitled “The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy.”

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WHO:            

Members of Congress

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) 

Representative Gene Green (D-TX)

Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Chair, Congressional Black Caucus 

Additional Members of Congress

Panelists

Professor Jamie Raskin, American University Law School (and U.S. Representative-Elect)

Professor Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School

Professor Jack N. Rakove, Stanford Law School

Professor Alexander Keyssar, Harvard University

State Representative Bob Thorpe (R-AZ), National Popular Vote Inc.

State Representative Chris Pearson (D-VT), National Popular Vote Inc.

Thomas Neale, Congressional Research Service