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Making Contact

Giv­en the Trump Elec­tion and the dif­fer­ence between pop­u­lar votes and Elec­toral votes, we explore the Elec­toral Col­lege. Who are the elec­tors, any­way? And will the Unit­ed States ever join the rest of the world, and adopt a pop­u­lar vote for pres­i­dent? Yale Uni­ver­si­ty Law & Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Pro­fes­sor Akhil Reed Amar says the Elec­toral Col­lege dis­cour­ages vot­ing, lessens the pow­er of the states, and could work to the dis­ad­van­tage of either major polit­i­cal par­ty. On this edi­tion of Mak­ing Con­tact, Akhil Reed Amar speaks with Angela McKen­zie of Ini­tia­tive Radio about how the US con­sti­tu­tion can be changed to cre­ate a more fair and just society.