Making the Presidential Election a Popularity Contest

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The Electoral College gives states the power to elect American Presidents. Because some states have more voters than others, some presidents have taken office without a majority of the vote nationwide. George Bush in 2000 is the most recent example.  Yesterday, Governor Brown made California the ninth state to try to reform that process by signing Assembly Bill 459, authored by San Mateo Democrat Jerry Hill.

Credits

Guest:
Jerry Hill - California State Assemblyman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis