The Future of the Electoral College
Organizer: The Fulcrum
After Donald Trump became the second person in two decades to lose the popular vote but win the presidency in the Electoral College, electoral reform advocates renewed their calls to scrap the current system for electing the president. But because the Electoral College is written into the Constitution, there is no easy way to change the system. Besides, reformers don't even agree on the best path forward.
The Fulcrum will convene advocates to discuss three of the leading proposals for altering the system: abolishing the Electoral College via constitutional amendment, side-stepping the amendment process through an interstate agreement to follow the results of the popular vote, and moving to proportional allocation of electoral votes.