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The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)

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Given the Trump Election and the difference between popular votes and Electoral votes, we explore the Electoral College. 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 of Making Contact, 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.

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


  • Host: Monica Lopez

  • Guest Producer: Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio

  • MC Producer:  Andrew Stelzer

  • Remixers: Nicolo Scolieri and Monica Lopez

Making Contact Staff:

  • Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani
  • Executive Director: Sonya Green
  • Director of Production Initiatives and Distribution: Lisa Rudman
  • Production Assistant: Emily Rose Thorne

Music Credits:

  • Alison Krauss & Union Station – Choctaw Hayride
  • Damian Marley – It Was Written (Instrumental)



Author: Radio Project

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