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The Electoral College

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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.

Guests:

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.