Attention to this article and alert has been dramatic:
October 21, 2011 by Jacquerie of Wake Up America
While the lamestream media holds public attention on GOP candidate rivalries, a “progressive” strategy is underway to eliminate the role of the states in electing a U.S. President. By transferring electoral votes to a “national popular vote” this “Compact” would usurp the role of the states as safeguarded by our Constitution. In doing so, it could also neutralize Obama’s critics — totally. This may be the … read more
Now, we have learned of a seminar on this urgent issue sponsored by the strongly American authentist Hillsdale College, Friday, November 4th.
Bipartisan Policy Center
November 4, 2011
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Kirby Center
Proponents of ending or bypassing the Electoral College say that the Founders’ mode of presidential selection is outdated. With the National Popular Vote gaining momentum, the Electoral College is once again under serious attack. What would the success of this movement mean?
John Fortier is director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Previously he was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he also served as the principal contributor to the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and the executive director of the Continuity of Government Commission. His books include After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College, and he has been a regular columnist for The Hill and Politico.
He received his B.A. from Georgetown University, his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College, and has taught at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Delaware.
See Hillsdale College’s page on this event, for learning more and for registration, to participate either onsite or online.