Electoral College: Then and Now

Out of concern over COVID-19, this program will no longer take place on Tuesday, March 24.  We intend to offer it in September 2020, nearer to the November general election.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and stay well!

Join the League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County for a fascinating and timely presentation on the Electoral College.  Click here for a flyer.

Our country’s founders established the electoral college in Article II of the U.S. Constitution as a final step in the process of electing the President. Citizens vote nationally for the candidate of their choice, but the winner of the election is determined by the outcomes within each state. The 2016 Presidential election was one of several examples over the years in which the electoral college elected a candidate who did not receive the highest number of popular votes.

Today, the electoral college is receiving increased scrutiny for numerous reasons. How are electors chosen and governed? Should the voters in sparsely populated states have a greater say than those living in more populous states? Do swing states get too much attention at election time? Should the popular vote decide who becomes President?

Panelists Elaine Apter and Doris Gross will discuss these concerns, review the history of the electoral college, and outline alternatives being considered. The audience is encouraged to participate in an open dialogue on the topic following the speakers’ presentations.

About our panelists:
Elaine Apter is past co-President of the League of Women Voters of Maryland and a member of the LWV of Montgomery County. Doris Gross is a member of the LWV of Anne Arundel County.

March 24, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States
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Kathy Larrabee · · (443) 672-8270
Abby Root Mary Vickery Judy Svoboda

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