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Symposium — The Electoral College: What’s to be Done

The Electoral College is viewed as a democratic anachronism in modern day America, yet it has persisted for over two centuries despite repeated attempts to reform or abolish the institution. To understand why the Electoral College has largely remained impervious to change, the Ash Center convened a symposium of scholars, policymakers, advocates, and democratic practitioners to better understand prospects for reform and alternatives to this archaic system for formally electing the president of the United States. Below, we invite you to explore resources from this April 2024 convening held at Harvard Kennedy School.

Opening academic panel


Jamie Raskin on the Future of the Electoral College


It’s an accident waiting to happen every four years. I mean, Jefferson himself called it an ink blot on the Constitution. And so, it’s always been recognized that it’s dangerous and dangerously unstable.

Congressman Jamie Raskin

Speaking at the Ash Center Electoral College symposium

Book Talk


Podcast


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