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Making Contact - The Electoral College's Dirty History

Who are the electors, anyway?  And will the United States ever join the rest of the world, and adopt a popular vote for president?  Yale University Law & Political Science Professor Akhil Reed Amar says the Electoral College discourages voting, lessens the power of the states, and could work to the disadvantage of either major political party.  On this edition, Professor Akhil Reed Amar speaks with Angela McKenzie of Initiative Radio about how the US constitution can be changed to create a more fair and just society.


Featuring:

Akhil Reed Amar, Yale University Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science; Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio Host.


For More Information:


What is the Electoral College?
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html


America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live by

http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780465029570-0


Akhil Reed Amar discusses his book with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

http://www.booktv.org/Watch/13812/Americas+Unwritten+Constitution+The+Precedents+and+Principles+We+Live+By.aspx


National Popular Vote

http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/


National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact


Gravel’s justice of choice: Amar

http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2008/feb/07/gravels-justice-of-choice-amar/
 

 
How the Electoral College Works

http://www.howstuffworks.com/electoral-college.htm


Initiative Radio

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Initiative-Radio-with-Angela-McKenzie/106581202712373

 


 

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