League of Women Voters Look to Abolish Electoral College

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Talks about scrapping the Electoral College system have been ongoing for years.

The Electoral College is the constitutional method we use to elect the President in favor of the simpler majority vote.

Tonight the League of Women Voters in Appleton hosted a discussion on that very idea.

The league believes the electoral college is detracting from democracy by reducing voter turnout.

This program provided a brief history of the Electoral College and gave context on myths surrounding the system. 

League officials believe one alternative could be a national popular vote interstate compact, which would see states coming together and agreeing to sign their electoral votes to whatever candidate wins the national popular vote.

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