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The Electoral College is under threat. Fifteen states, joined by the District of Columbia, have entered into an interstate compact and pledged to hand their delegates to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationwide instead of the candidate who wins in their state. If states with another combined 78 Electoral College delegates join, the compact will be go into effect and may be able to swing the next election. This panel will discuss whether this compact is constitutional, as well as the Framers’ rationale for the Electoral College, its continuing value, and what must be done to preserve it.
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