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The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)
Nov11

The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)

Making Contact · The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)   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...

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Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote
Nov04

Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote

Making Contact · Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote Image Credit: Verónica Zaragovia Voting in one of the most momentous presidential elections in the nation’s history is over. The morning after polls closed nearly 136 million ballots had been counted. But as had been reported for weeks ahead of the election, there is no clear winner, and the tally of absentee ballots continues. In this election special, we go to Arizona,...

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Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020 Election
Oct28

Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020 Election

Making Contact · Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020   November’s upcoming election has already become one of the most contested elections in US history, with the president questioning the validity of mail-in ballots, “unofficial” ballot drop off boxes popping up in California, and the threat of armed militias patrolling the polls. But, voter suppression and its target’s aren’t new phenomena. People of...

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The Great Divide: Racism, Wealth Inequality, and Elections
Mar17

The Great Divide: Racism, Wealth Inequality, and Elections

  Coronavirus and the precaution of social distancing is on our minds.  Ian Haney Lopez says what we need is social solidarity instead of Trump’s dog whistle politics. In The Great Divide: Racism, Wealth Inequality, and Elections Acclaimed author Ian Haney López talks about his new book – Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America.  He explores the...

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