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    Future of the Electoral College

    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) hosted a forum with other Democratic members ib the possibility of replacing the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote.…

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    Climate Change and Environmental Policy

    Former Vice President Al Gore provided his latest assessment of the environment and talked about efforts to combat climate change. The former vice president was the chair of the Climate Reality…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should the Electoral College be abolished?” The question is related to the 2016 presidential election in which Democratic…

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    Election 2016 and the Electoral College

    Jeffrey Rosen talked about the history and role of the Electoral College, as well as the possibility of changing the electoral system. At the end of the segment, a clip was shown of the…

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    Polling and the Electoral College in 2016

    Sean Trende examined the latest polls from campaign 2016, as well as possible Electoral College outcomes as 2016 presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton competed for…

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    Counting of Electoral College Votes

    In a joint session of Congress certificates were verified and electoral votes for president and vice president were counted from each state. President Obama received 332 votes, and Mitt…

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    Electoral Ballot Arrival

    The electoral ballots were seen being taken to the House Chamber to be counted, followed by the senators.

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    Electoral Vote Count

    Reid Wilson talked about the counting of electoral college votes, which was happening later in the afternoon. He talked about the process and politics behind the electoral college, its…

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    Tracey Van Dusen on the Electoral College

    Tracey Van Dusen spoke by phone about how she teaches the Electoral College and uses C-SPAN Classroom resources at her school. Ms. Van Dusen teaches regular and advanced placement…

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    Ohio 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting

    Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 18 members cast their votes for President Obama and…

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    North Carolina 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting

    North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 15 members cast their votes for…

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    Electoral College Vote

    James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state and…

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    Electoral College, Part 3

    The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Teaching materials available on the C-SPAN websites were also discussed and electronic communications were read.

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    Creation of the Electoral College and Chief Executive

    Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect the U.S. president. He also described the arguments made by George Washington, James Madison, and…

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    Electoral College, Part 2

    The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Chris Tumbeiro was interviewed by telephone about participating in the Electoral College as an elector for the state of…

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    Electoral College, Part 1

    The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. In a pre-recorded interview, Amy Bunk talked about the history of the Electoral College and how the process works.…

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    Electoral College Scenarios

    Greg Giroux talked about the math of electoral college votes that President and Obama and Mitt Romney needed to win the presidency. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Electoral Maps for Election 2012

    David Lauter talked about the design of the Los Angeles Times' electoral college map and some of its interactive features.

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    Electoral College Reform

    John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Tara McGuinness moderated. “Picking a President: Is…

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    Open Phones Part 2

    Viewers commented by phone and electronic communications on possible scenarios if the results of the 2012 presidential election were not decided on election day. Bobbi Jackson previewed the…

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