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Electoral College: What It is and How It Works

When:
Monday, September 21, 2020, 1:00 PM
Where:
Online via Zoom

Contact(s):
Jonas Frumkin
Category:
Learning
Registration is required
No Fee
No Fee
Participants in the Electoral College presentation will hear about the history, how it works and the impacts on the United States presidential election processes.
Every four years, voters go to the polls and select a candidate for President and Vice-President. Bob Rodweller will be discussing:
  • What is the Electoral College?
  • How does the Electoral College work?
  • Who are electors and how are the electors selected?
  • Do electors have to vote for their party's candidate?
  • What happens if no one gets a majority of Electoral College votes?
  • Can a candidate lose the popular vote and win the Electoral College vote?
  • When and how does the Electoral College cast its votes?
  • Why does the Electoral College matter?

Robert (Bob) Kennedy Rodweller was a professional technologist for more than 30 years and retired from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Prior to and after his tenure with the Federal Reserve, he worked as an information technology and management executive across multiple federal agencies and private organizations in and around Washington, DC. Bob was also an active Election Judge in Maryland for 12 years. He and his wife moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas from Maryland in 2012 and Bob has taught classes at the University of Arkansas since 2013.
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