October 17, 2012, 12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET
About This Event
One such reform proposal is the National Popular Vote compact. Under this proposal, all of a state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact would take affect when it has been adopted by enough states to pass the 270 electoral vote threshold. Currently, eight states and the District of Columbia, comprising 132 electoral votes, have passed the National Popular Vote compact, nearly half way to the necessary total. But is this the right kind of reform or is reform even necessary?
As this presidential election draws to a finale, please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund in welcoming two of the country’s leading voting experts as they debate reforming the Electoral College and the National Popular Vote compact.
Tara McGuinness, Senior Vice President for Communications, Center for American Progress; Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress
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