Electoral College Reform

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In a tight presidential race, either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney could lose the popular vote yet still win the majority of Electoral College votes and gain the White House. The National Popular Vote movement, which California endorsed last year, seeks to guarantee the presidency to the candidate who wins the popular vote. We look at efforts to reform the Electoral College system.


Jack Rakove, professor of history, American studies and political science at Stanford University and author of books including "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America"

John Koza, chairman of National Popular Vote Inc. which advocates implementation of nationwide popular vote for president

Trent England, vice president of policy at The Freedom Foundation, a Washington-based non-profit, and director of the Save Our States Project

Ace Smith, principal at SCN Strategies and a 30-year veteran of state and national politics