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A Long Look at the Electoral College

Electoral College.

There's a pair of words you've maybe heard once or twice recently.

It votes next Monday, December 19, so this hour we'll take a long look at the idea, the history, the point, and the practice of (and some alternatives to) the Electoral College.


  • Akhil Reed Amar - Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era
  • Michael Fotos - Lecturer at Yale and assistant professor in the Public Policy Graduate Program at Trinity College
  • Barbara Gordon - One of this year's Connecticut electors
  • Congressman Jim Himes - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s fourth Congressional District

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident.

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