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Published 10:21 am Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Understanding the Electoral College


The Lanier Library is pleased to offer another free Online @ Lanier program, Thursday, August 27 at noon. This month’s program explores the Electoral College with retired University of South Carolina – Spartanburg Chancellor, Olin Sansbury. He will explain how the institution works and how it impacts our elections.

It is one of the more maligned institutions of the American political system, but the Electoral College is embedded in the US Constitution and US Presidential elections are determined by how the popular vote is distributed through its prism.

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To better understand and appreciate the institution’s impact on our elections join us as Olin Sansbury, who has taught government and international studies courses for several decades, explains the institution’s history and how it functions in today’s world.

The program will be live-streamed through Zoom and is limited to 100 participants, so reservations are required. To make your reservation, go to the library’s web page, thelanierlibrary.org and click on Upcoming Events for the reservation link.


Submitted by Clare O’Sheel