The Electoral College – A Democratic System?


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February 19, 2017
3:00 PM
Litchfield Historical Society

Please join us for a conversation with US history scholars Stephen McGrath and John Dasher as we explore issues surrounding the Electoral College  including:

  • How and why did the Electoral College come into being?
  • What role did emerging differences between the northern and southern states play in the creation of the Electoral College?
  • Are those differences relevant today?
  • What can be done about the Electoral College?
  • Are there ways to ensure that the “will of the people” as reflected in the popular vote is not undermined by the Electoral College?
  • And, as we celebrate his birthday, what would Abraham Lincoln have to say about the Electoral College?

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Read about the LWVUSA positon on the Electoral College