Nov 19, 2016 • 58M

What To Do About The Electoral College

 
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Stephen Silberstein of National Popular Vote rejoins us to tell us how the Electoral College can be reformed to more fully reflect the will of the people.  And Ralph pays tribute to longtime colleague and head of The Center for Auto Safety, the late Clarence Ditlow.


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Stephen Silberstein is a board member of National Popular Vote, whose purpose is to implement a nationwide popular election of the President of the United States.

“We’re not going to re-litigate or redo the results of this election.  This election was run under a set of rules.  It’s not useful to change the rules of the game after the game is over with so that you can get a different result… If you really want to do something, change the rules now in time for the next election.” 

Stephen Silberstein of National Popular Vote on reforming, not abolishing the Electoral College.

“If you believe in majority rules, you believe in majority rules no matter where that majority comes from… There’s no democracy in the world that has this kind of absurd flip-flop situation with such dramatic consequences.” 

Ralph on the Electoral College