Good Law | Bad Law #120 - Should we change the way we vote for President? w/ Robert Hardaway

Is it time to say goodbye to the Electoral College?

 

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Robert Hardaway, a professor at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and, the author of a forthcoming book called “Saving the Electoral College”. Richard joins the show today discuss a movement by some states to disregard the electoral college and cast their votes in-line with the nationwide popular vote.

 

Calls to eliminate the Electoral College intensified following the 2016 elections when Donald Trump won the Electoral College but lost the national popular tally by more than 5 million votes.  Just last month the Colorado State Senate passed a bill that that would allow Colorado to cast its votes to whomever wins the national popular vote. Eleven states and the District of Columbia have already passed bills in their legislatures to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would lead to a disregarding of the Electoral College.

 

Professor Hardaway joins us today to explain this hugely controversial national movement – one most of us probably have never even heard of – and to make the case for preserving the Electoral College.

 

What you do you think, is it time to re-evaluate our election process?

 

To purchase Professor Hardaway’s book visit: https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Electoral-College-Undermine-Democracy/dp/1440869952/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550240488&sr=8-1&keywords=saving+the+electoral+college

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Robert Hardaway

 

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