Electoral College Reform

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Event Date: 
May 20, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Event Location: 
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
United States

The electoral College is a puzzling system that often has people scratching their heads about how it works and why we use it. The League of Women Voters has advocated for abolishing this antiquated system since 1970, and more and more Americans are beginning to agree. In 2017, the LWV-Illinois began a project to make the abolition of the electoral college a primary goal for all 700 Leagues across the US.

Our Presenters

Matthew Record

Dr. Matthew Record

Dr. Matthew Record joined the San Jose State faculty in 2017.  He earned his doctorate in Public Policy and Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.  Dr Record’s research focuses on the substantive policy areas of civic engagement, affordable homeownership and community building as well as how politics and policymaking environment influence service deliver in public agencies.    He teaches Graduate Research Methods and Policy Analysis.

Melinda Jackson

Dr. Melinda Jackson

Dr. Melinda Jackson joined the San José State University faculty in 2005 after earning her Ph.D. with concentrations in American Politics, Research Methods, and Political Psychology, from the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Jackson's interests center on public opinion and political participation in American politics with a special focus on political psychology and political identity.