House Democrats Holding Hearing with All Star Lineup on Reforming Electoral College

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 Hillary Clinton has so far earned a historic 2.5 million more popular votes than Donald Trump, yet Mr. Trump won more Electoral College votes and the presidency.  According to press reports, several members of the Electoral College are trying to persuade their colleagues to vote for a candidate other than Mr. Trump when the College casts its votes on December 19th.

On Tuesday, December 6th at 1 PM, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) will host a forum with bipartisan experts and noted scholars to discuss proposed reforms of the current method of presidential selection, entitled “The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy.”

WHO:             Members of Congress 

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)

Representative Gene Green (D-TX)

Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Representative Judy Chu (D-CA), Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

Representative Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA)

Additional Members of Congress

Panelists

Professor Jamie Raskin, American University Law School (and U.S. Representative-Elect)

Professor Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School

Professor Jack N. Rakove, Stanford Law School

Professor Alexander Keyssar, Harvard University

State Representative Bob Thorpe (R-AZ), National Popular Vote Inc.

State Representative Chris Pearson (D-VT), National Popular Vote Inc.

Thomas Neale, Congressional Research Service

 

WHAT:        A panel discussion with bipartisan experts and noted scholars entitled “The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy”

WHEN:        December 6, 2016

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:      2226 Rayburn House Office Building

RSVP:          Media interested in attending should RSVP to Shadawn.reddick- smith@mail.house.gov.

Live Stream: The forum will also be streamed live on Rep. John Conyers’ Facebook page.

 

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