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THIRD RAIL: Is the Electoral College Relevant or a Relic?
August 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jesse Wegman believes the Electoral College is “antiquated and anti-democratic,” while Tara Ross calls it “indispensable.” On March 30, presidential historian Jeffrey Engel, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU, will moderate a discussion with Ross and Wegman about this 216-year-old institution created by the Twelfth Amendment.
Tara Ross is the author of “Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College.” She graduated from Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law.
Jesse Wegman has been the New York Times’ editorial board’s legal and Supreme Court writer since 2013. Wegman graduated from the New York University School of Law.