Do Away With The Electoral College?

Oct 4, 2012

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.