The Presidential Election Numbers Game: Primaries/Caucuses and the Electoral College

October 29, 2019
Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs

Robert Y. Shapiro, President of the Academy of Political Science and Professor at Columbia University, spoke at the School of International and Public Affairs on October 29. The lecture was hosted by the United States Regional Specialization, CiVEC, the Urban and Social Policy Concentration, and Who's on the Ballot.

Professor Shapiro spoke as a guest lecturer regarding the United States' Presidential election system. In attendance were SIPA professors and students, as well as other members of the Columbia community. Professor Shapiro gave a comprehensive overview of the Democratic and Republican Parties' primary and caucus processes, and discussed the pros and cons of the long-debated Electoral College system. His lecture was followed by an engaging question and answer session, during which he answered a multitude of questions related to all aspects of the American electoral system.

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