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‘Nobody really wanted the Electoral College’: America’s peculiar voting system

A constitutional expert explains slavery’s influence on the creation of the electoral college and how the system affects democracy today.

   

Constitutional law scholar Wilfred Codrington III talks with Rundown podcast host Erin Allen about slavery’s influence on the creation of the electoral college – America’s state-elector-based system for electing presidents – and how that system affects democracy today.

This conversation is a part of the Democracy Solutions Project, a partnership among WBEZ, the Chicago Sun-Times and the University of Chicago’s Center for Effective Government.

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