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Fixing Bugs In Democracy: The Electoral College

June 3rd, 2020, 9:13pm by Sam Wang

Thursday at 6:00pm, I’m pleased to help host the fourth event in our series, Fixing Bugs In Democracy. In our cross-hairs: the Electoral College.

That’s right, we are hosting an event for an author who wants to do away with the reason that most people come to this site. It’s a terrific book, full of important history. Getting a national popular vote will be very hard…but we have to build for the future. Jesse Wegman’s new book lays the foundation.

Julian Zelizer and I host Jesse to talk about Let The People Pick The President: The Case For Abolishing The Electoral College. We’re co-hosted by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and Labyrinth Books. To buy the book: email (include your callback number) or call 609-497-1600 #1 (Tues-Sat 11AM-4PM). You’ll get 10% off, curbside pickup or free shipping in NJ, and the satisfaction of supporting the store that made tonight’s event possible. It was recorded: Watch the event here! (you can also watch on YouTube)

Postscript: 294 attendees, a great turnout for a warm evening. Nerdy aside: many questions we didn’t get to are answered in my forthcoming article with Jacob Canter in the Harvard Law and Policy Review, available here. [SSRN]

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