Law professor: 'You can’t abolish the Electoral College unless you first abolish the US Senate'

"Those who want to abrogate the Electoral College, are in effect saying they also want to also abrogate the US Senate because that's  the basis on the weight given to each state is based."

The Randy Tobler Show
December 10, 2019 - 10:59 am
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(KFTK) - Strum College of Law at the University of Denver Professor Robert Hardaway joins Randy Tobler to discuss the possibility of eliminating the Electoral College and adopting a popular vote for electing the President of the United States.

Hardaway says it would be a tough job to get done, "those who want to abrogate the Electoral College, are in effect saying they also want to also abrogate the US Senate because that's  the basis on the weight given to each state is based."

Hardaway points to former President John F Kennedy who is credited with saving the Electoral College in the 1956 when then Senator Kennedy, "went to the Senate, and made these points and changed everyone's minds," says Hardaway.   

"He [Kennedy] said 'direct election, (referring to the Russian system) would greatly increase the likelihood of a minority President," explained Hardaway.

Read about Kennedy and the Electoral College HERE

Find Professor Hardaway's book: Saving the Electoral College: Why the National Popular Vote Would Undermine Democracy

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