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This course will examine the legal and historical framework of the presidential electoral system. We will examine the constitutional framework and history of the electoral system; the evolution of the voting process; the history and scheme of the electoral college, the pros and cons of the system, and proposals for reform; the role of political parties; the role of money in politics and the evolution of campaign finance reform; and current issues facing the electoral process (including voter suppression, voter fraud, the efficacy of the Voting Rights Act, and current litigation impacting voting rights).
ZOOM LINK: Available to paid and registered members on our website https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links
INSTRUCTOR: John S. Ross, III (Jack) holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University. He has taught a variety of courses in the WISE program focusing on constitutional law and the Supreme Court.
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