Our Democracy: The Electoral College and Your Vote
As we reflect on the events of January 6, 2021, the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties (LWVODC) recommits to efforts to defend democracy. “Our Democracy: The Electoral College and Your Vote,” is the next in LWVODC’s State of our Democracy lecture series. We invite the community to join us on January 5, 2023, at 7:00 pm as we discuss the electoral college (our current process for conducting presidential elections) and explore how using the popular vote would affect presidential elections.
Distinguished speaker, President of the Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters and leader of the National Popular Vote Action Team, Suzanne Fisher Ph.D., will explore the merits of the Electoral College compared to direct election through popular vote for the President of the United States.
This online presentation takes place on January 5 at 7 pm and is free and open to the public. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSee2UURDwjJ-Rn5TLTTNPSxyqU2IbiO7syXSfV9AXWnqZMO-w/viewform or via our online calendar: https://my.lwv.org/north-carolina/orange-durham-and-chatham-counties-inc/calendar
The position of the League of Women Voters is that the electoral college is complicated, rooted in the country’s history of slavery, and it over-represents some states and under-represents others. This program will inform citizens about the system’s shortcomings and compare it to a process where the popular vote plays a prominent role.