East Bend: Know Government - Should We Reform the Electoral College?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
What is the electoral college, and does it need reform?

In two of the last five presidential elections, the candidate with the most votes lost the election (Al Gore in 2000 and Hilary Clinton in 2016). This is because the electoral college - and not the national popular vote - determines which candidate is elected president.

Will we see a repeat in 2020? This interactive workshop will explore what the electoral college is, what it is intended to accomplish, and what the movement to reform it hopes to achieve.

Ariel Méndez is an instructor of political science at OSU-Cascades. His PhD in political science is from Stanford University. You might catch him or his wife riding around town with their three kids on a big orange box bike. He was elected to the board of the Bend Parks and Recreation District in May 2019.

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Adult Program
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Ariel Mendez
Paige M. Ferro | | 541-312-1063