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
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- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Stream: The forum will also be streamed live on Rep. John Conyers’ Facebook page.