Election Season 2016: Focus On The Electoral College

Trent England, V.P. for Strategic Initiatives
Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs

Alexander Hamilton praised it as “at least excellent,” but today the Electoral College is misunderstood, maligned, and the target of a state-based nullification campaign. How does the Electoral College system work? How does it influence our politics from top to bottom? And what might happen if the “National Popular Vote” interstate compact (of which California is a part) someday takes effect?

The election season is, mercifully, almost over. How will it all turn out?  The winner of the presidential contest must attain 270 electoral votes.  Join us to hear Trent England explain its origins, how it functions, Hamiltonian praise and popular critiques of the system that was established by the founders in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.

Trent England is Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he also is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty and directs the Center for the Constitution & Freedom and the Save Our States project.  He also hosts a radio program, "The Trent England Show," every weekday on Oklahoma City radio, and is the co-host of "MiddleGround TV" on  Oklahoma City's Fox affiliate.

Trent is a contributor to two books, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty.  His writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and other newspapers.  He obtained his J.D. from The George Mason University School of Law and a B.A. in government from Claremont McKenna College. 

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016. 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)

Where: Oliver's at the Equinox Sports Club, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, California 92614, Tel. (949) 975-8400. Parking validated (bring ticket inside).

Cost: $30 for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit. Nonmember $35, Students/Judges $20. (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

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