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The Electoral College: Its Logical Foundations and Problems What (if Anything) Should Be Done About Improving the System of Electing a President? (Part 1)

The Electoral College: Its Logical Foundations and Problems What (if Anything) Should Be Done About Improving the System of Electing a President? (Part 1)

This video was recorded at To Keep or Not to Keep the Electoral College: MIT World Series: New Approaches to Electoral Reform. Give a hearty cheer for the Electoral College, and for the Founding Fathers, whose good sense (and good luck), say these panelists, have led to a durable, wise and relatively fair system for electing a president. By way of introduction, Alex Belenky details the mechanics of the current Electoral College, and explains "to a certain extent, this is not in line with what was initially designed or meant by the Founding Fathers." The founders' idea was to appoint "some wise people from different states and they would come up with their own ideas. These wise people, a so-called independent congress, would elect a president." Belenky encourages panelists to debate whether... Show More
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