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Dayton League of Women Voters partners with WSU on Electoral College program

Will your vote really count in the upcoming presidential election? Are national elections as rigged as they sometimes seem? On Tuesday, September 27, the public will gather in the Wright State University student union to hear political experts discuss the pros and cons of the electoral college.

“This uniquely American political invention has been confounding voters for generations,” said Susan Hesselgesser, executive director of the local League of Women Voters. “Some people feel it is outdated and should be abololished; others think it is vital to preserving the integrity of our national elections. Most people agree that it can be very confusing!”

To discuss the pros and cons of the electoral college and the role it plays in electing a U.S. President, WSU and LWV are bringing together three political experts for a program called “RIGGED? How the Electoral College Affects Presidential Elections.” The panel includes Dr. Lee Hannah from Wright State, Dr. Rob Baker from Wittenberg University, and Anthony Shoemaker from The Dayton Daily News.

The program begins at 6:00 PM in the Endeavor Room (#156) of the Wright State University student union. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

The League of Women Voters has worked for 96 years to encourage active and informed participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters is political, non-partisan and never supports a political party or candidate.

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