November 5, 2012 | News
The Electoral College
Election Day is Tuesday and the most recent Washington Post poll shows President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in a dead heat among likely voters. But it's not the popular vote that decides the presidency; it's the Electoral College. So what happens if Romney wins the popular vote but Obama wins the electoral vote? What if there's a tie? Monday, we're talking about the Electoral College: its origins, its relevance in a modern democracy and what happens if there are ambiguous results this time around.
- Alexander Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard University and author of The Right to Vote
- Tara Ross, retired lawyer and a former Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Review of Law & Politics. Author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College
- Aaron Blake, Political Blogger for The Fix at The Washington Post