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"The Electoral College - Do We Need It?" was first aired on Wednesday October 27th 2004. Our Guest was Gary Copeland, Director The Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma.

Our topics included:
  1. The Electoral College - what it is generally: 270 electoral votes required - how calculated
  2. Historically, how we came to have an Electoral College
  3. How Oklahoma functions within the Electoral College: selection of electors, all or nothing
  4. Year 2000, another example of election where candidate with more popular vote did not win - other instances of the same thing
  5. Arguments for the Electoral College: two-party system; requires a distribution of popular support
  6. Arguments against the Electoral College: minority president; risk of faithless electors
  7. Colorado proposition to change to proportional allocation of electoral votes rather than winner take all - is Oklahoma likely to do the same thing with its populous tradition

Gary Copeland, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers