Contact Us

Author Tara Ross Discusses Importance Of the Electoral College [AUDIO]

David McNew, Getty Images

On the Thursday edition of the Chad Hasty Show, author and electoral college expert Tara Ross talked with Chad Hasty about the importance of the electoral college.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

In her book “Enlightened Democracy: The Case For The Electoral College,” Ross discusses the history and the purpose behind the electoral college.

“Our country is such a big, diverse nation. We need a unique process to ensure that Presidential candidates are reaching out to everybody, not just going to a region or a handful of big urban areas where they are already strong and already know the issues and those people already like them.”

Ross went on to list many benefits of the electoral college. She said the college causes the candidates to visit all the states, not just the ones with the heaviest populations, and ensures all states get a chance to be heard.

Ross noted that, unfortunately, not many people know about the electoral college, and that even the textbooks have inaccurate information concerning the college. She also took several listener’s questions concerning modifying the electoral college and how the number of votes are determined for each state.

You can find “Enlightened Democracy,” online at, and at book retailers nationwide.

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.