The Electoral College and the 2020 Election
The next President will not necessarily be the candidate who receives the most popular votes but the candidate who receives a majority of the Electoral Votes.
Join Michael Mezey, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at DePaul University, as he explains how the Electoral College works, what the advantages and disadvantages of the system are, and where--two weeks before election day--the election stands in regard to electoral votes.
This event is part of the Drexel Libraries' Countdown to Vote speaker series and Drexel Votes, which seek to encourage the entire Drexel University community to become registered voters, educated and engaged citizens, and active supporters of the candidate of their choice.
Zoom information will be provided to all registrants 24 hours in advance of the event. Contact Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About the Speaker
Michael Mezey is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at DePaul University in Chicago. He served on the faculties of the University of Virginia and the University of Hawaii before joining DePaul University's faculty in 1977 as chair of the Political Science Department. From 1993 thru 2005, he served as Dean of DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has held visiting faculty appointments at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, the University of Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago, and Thammasat University in Bangkok.
He is the author of five books: Comparative Legislatures (Duke University Press, 1979); Congress, the President, and Public Policy (Westview Press, 1989); Representative Democracy: Legislators and their Constituents (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008); Presidentialism: Power in Comparative Perspective (Lynne Rienner, 2013); and Selecting the President: The Perils of Democracy (Routledge, 2017).
About Drexel Votes
Drexel Votes is a broad-based coalition of student organizations, schools, colleges and administrative offices committed to encouraging the entire Drexel University community – and particularly Drexel undergraduates -- to become registered voters, educated and engaged citizens, and active supporters of the candidate of their choice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election will be unlike any other when it comes to how citizens vote. Drexel University is proud to support its community in navigating this uncharted territory with resources and reminders.
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- Thursday, October 22, 2020
- 11:00am - 11:30am
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Zoom Account