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Has the Electoral College Flunked Out?
Aired 11/16/2000

This week, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg takes an in-depth look at the history and purpose of the electoral college. The controversy surrounding the 2000 election has led many to question the way America elects its president. Some have even proposed scrapping the electoral college and replacing it with a system of direct popular elections. Polls indicate that a majority of Americans might favor such a move. What purpose does the electoral college serve? And what would happen if we got rid of it?
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  Walter Berns
    resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and editor of "After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electroal College"
  E.J. Dionne
    Brookings Institution, senior fellow Author of "They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era" and "Why Americans Hate Politics"

Originally Aired: 11/16/2000

   
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