Your Call: The electoral college vs. the popular vote
On the November 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the electoral college.
Hillary Clinton now has 2.3 million more popular votes than Donald Trump. Yet Trump won more electoral college votes, effectively making him the next president elect. The electoral college undermines a fundamental principle of democracy: one person one vote. For example, a vote in Wyoming is three times more powerful than a vote in California. Is it time to get rid of the electoral college? What would it take? Join us live at 10am with me, Rose Aguilar and you.
Lawrence Lessig, professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and author of Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress -- and a Plan to Stop It and One Way Forward: The Outsider's Guide to Fixing the Republic
Lawrence Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
The Atlantic: The Electoral College Wasn't Meant to Overturn Elections
The New York Times: Donald Trump Lies About the Popular Vote