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Do Away With The Electoral College?
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Ohio is, once again, one of the biggest prizes in this year’s presidential election. That’s due in large part to the Electoral College, the centuries-old method based on candidates winning electoral votes. One of the biggest proponents for doing away with the system is Alex Keyssar, a professor of history at Harvard University and the author of several books on American politics.
During a recent visit to Columbus, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Keyssar about why he thinks the Electoral College is so antiquated. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.