Let the People Pick the President

  • 18 Mar 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Zoom

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Join the Democratic Women of Boulder County for our next
Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, March 18 at 5:00

Twice in the last five elections, the Electoral College has overridden the popular vote, calling the integrity of the entire system into question—and creating a false picture of a country divided into bright red and blue blocks when in fact we are purple from coast to coast. Even when the popular-vote winner becomes president, tens of millions of Americans—Republicans and Democrats alike—find that their votes didn't matter. And, with statewide winner-take-all rules, only a handful of battleground states ultimately decide who will become president.

The message from the American people is clear: The way we vote for the only official whose job it is to represent all Americans is neither fair nor just. Major reform is needed—now. Isn't it time to let the people pick the president?

In our March meeting, Supreme Court journalist and New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman will draw upon the history of the founding era, as well as information gleaned from campaign managers, field directors, and other officials from twenty-first-century Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns, to make a powerful case for abolishing the antiquated and antidemocratic Electoral College. 

Click here to order a copy of Jesse's book

After the presentations we will break-out into small groups so we can discuss  and have a chance to socialize!
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