WATCH NOW: Is There a Better Way to Elect a President?

This April, the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, in partnership with the ASWCC Impact Club, asked this fundamental question: Is there a better way to elect a president?

In this public education program, participants explored the benefits and drawbacks of the Electoral College and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Attendees learned more about the complexities of choosing the electors who actually select the president.

Did you know?

  • Legislative proposals have been introduced in the United States Congress to reform or eliminate the Electoral College system more than 700 times.

  • The League of Women Voters adopted a Statement of Position on Selection of the President in January 1970.

  • Five times in United States history the winner of the national popular vote did not win the presidency in the Electoral College.

  • We can elect the popular vote winner without a constitutional amendment.

Watch now: Is There a Better Way to Elect a President?