WHY BLOCKING TRUMP IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WAS MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Robert Alexander, Ph.D., chair of the department of history, politics, and justice at Ohio Northern University
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00pm
Sandstone 3, Strosacker Hall
120 E. Grand Street, Berea
The 2016 presidential election exposed the quirks of the U.S. Electoral College when, for the second time in the last five elections, the popular vote winner lost a majority of the electors. Many Americans know very little about the Electoral College, yet the body dictates how presidential campaigns are run and who ascends to the U.S. Presidency.
Robert Alexander, Ph.D. chair of the department of history, politics, and justice at Ohio Northern University and author of "Presidential Electors and the Electoral College: An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors, and Campaigns for Faithless Votes," will discuss the institution, paying particular attention to the intense lobbying campaign that sought to upend Donald Trump in the Electoral College.
Dr. Alexander's research represents the most comprehensive study of these mysterious figures charged with selecting our nation's leaders and includes surveys of presidential electors from 2000-2016.
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