Did you know that the loser of the popular vote has won 5 out of 45 presidential elections?
It has happened twice just in the past 20 years. And, according to one study, this is just going to keep happening. How can this be? Well, we don’t directly elect our presidents. Presidents are actually selected by the Electoral College.
One solution to this problem is to amend the U.S. Constitution to get rid of the Electoral College. This would be a very difficult task given the intensely polarized political environment. Another proposed solution is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The League of Women Voters supports this approach.
Dr. Seth Masket, Director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver will talk with us about the origins of the National Popular Vote Compact, describe how it would work, and discuss its strengths and potential pitfalls. Following his presentation, Dr. Masket will lead a discussion/Q & A period.
This meeting will be open to the public, so please come and bring your friends. There should be a lively discussion.
Monday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.
Lone Tree Library
10055 Library Way
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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