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Not your Founding Fathers’ Electoral College - Dr. Robert Alexander, Constitution Day Seminar

Not your Founding Fathers’ Electoral College

The selection of the nation’s chief executive was among the most vexing issues for the Framers of the US Constitution. The process they created has been among the most controversial features of the Constitution with nearly 800 attempts to abolish or amend it. While it has been resilient, the Electoral College of today bears little resemblance to that produced by the Framers.

Dr. Alexander is a professor of political science and the Founding Director of the Institute for Civics and Public Policy at Ohio Northern University. He is the author of two books on the Electoral College, including most recently Representation and the Electoral College, Oxford University Press, 2019.

Hosted and sponsored by: Clemson University Department of Political Science and Clemson Votes (, #ClemsonVotes)

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Thursday, September 17 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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