Electoral College challenges 'haven't gone away' says proponent

"Politics sort of marches on relentlessly, sometimes more behind the scenes," says Save our States director Trent England.

The Randy Tobler Show
May 14, 2020 - 7:30 am
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(KFTK) – Trent England, the director of "Save our States" and author of Why We Must Defend the Electoral College,  joined Randy Tobler to discuss the push to eliminate the Electoral College from the Presidential election process.

England says the push has evolved, "a lot of the folks who are pushing to abolish the Electoral College, and pushing this interstate compact, have kind of shifted their energy right now to pushing more vote for mail.  I've seen this here in Oklahoma where they're pushing more of the vote by mail and its a lot of the same people who advocate for all those things.  They haven't gone away."

Colorado voters will decide this fall on an "interstate compact" that would allocate the state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote for President.   

Read the ballot language HERE. 

England says the elimination of the Electoral College would concentrate some of the vote.

"The cities would just have a lot more power. The Electoral College, by breaking the presidential election down state-by-state, it means that people in Missouri, people in Iowa, people in Nebraska, people have a say state by state and that is protected," says England. 

"Without the Electoral College, it would probably be, not only possible for candidates to win by focusing on the big cities; it would probably be foolish for  them to do anything else," says England.

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