A Remedy for the Electoral College
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
The 2016 Presidential Election has led many people to believe that there is something wrong with a system where the losing candidate receives two million more popular votes than the winner. There is a widespread belief that any constitutional amendment to change the Electoral College is doomed to failure because it would not get the support of the small states that benefit from the current system. Jack will speak about "The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact" which would achieve the same result as a constitutional amendment without needing the votes of two-thirds of the Congress and three-fourths of the states.
Jack Nagel is Professor of Political Science Emeritus. He has served the School of Arts and Sciences as Chair of the Political Science Department, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Dean for the Social Sciences. He is a former President of the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty.
The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn. Lunch is available for a modest cost.