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City Visions: The Case Against the Electoral College

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In two out of the last five Presidential elections, the winner of our country’s popular vote lost the Electoral College and the race for President. Could that happen again? What would Presidential campaigns look like for Californians if Democrats and Republicans had to fight for every vote? Is it time to scrap the Electoral College? Our guest Bill Petrocelli thinks so.

Host Joseph Pace will also be talking to law professor Lara Bazelon about Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett and to Avery Hellman about how the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival plans to bring live music to listeners. Join us on City Visions tonight at 6PM here on 91.7 FM KALW San Francisco.

Guests (in order of appearance):

Lara Bazelon, Professor of Law at Univeristy of San Francisco School of Law, whose recent Op-Ed in the New York Times is "Amy Coney Barrett is No Ruth Bader Ginsburg";

Bill Petrocelli, author of Electoral Bait and Switch: How the Electoral College Hurts American Voters; and,

Avery Hellman, professional musician and artist who performs as Ismay and is the grandchild of Warren Hellman, founder of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Music featured during the show

Shakey Graves, "Tomorrow"

Birds of Chicago, "Real Midnight"

Hannah Mayree, "Home"

Yola, "Faraway Look"