Get Schooled on the Electoral College

Double Feature

Do You Understand the Electoral College?

and

The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College

Dear Friend,

When political wonks debate the merits of the Electoral College, do you yawn with boredom? Or, do you passionately believe we should scrap this confusing (to many) and complicated method of selecting our next president in favor of a majority-of-votes-wins system? Maybe you have only the vaguest idea what the Electoral College is and, frankly, couldn’t care less. If any of these describe you, check out this week’s two-video double-release. In Do You Understand the Electoral College? and The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College, author and lawyer Tara Ross explains the Electoral College in a way that will make you perk up next time the topic is raised. Here’s why:

Electoral College
Electoral College

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You’ll learn exactly what the Electoral College is, and why it’s an ingenious system that protects us from the tyranny of the majority, makes it harder for political machines to steal elections, and makes it almost impossible for big states to marginalize small states.

NVP vs. Electoral College
NPV vs. Electoral College

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You’ll also learn about the National Popular Vote, which is the current effort to destroy the Electoral College. The idea of giving the presidency to the winner of the most votes is seductive — it sounds reasonable and fair. Ms. Ross explains why you should think again before jumping on the NPV bandwagon.

In just ten minutes, you’ll understand more about the Electoral College than most politicians — including how the Electoral College is crucial to preserving the liberty that we all enjoy. Watch the videos here
and let us know what you think.

Sincerely,

Marissa Streit

Chief Operating Officer

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