Electoral-college reform would have defeated Donald Trump;
now some Republicans back effort, seek action before 2020
The Oregonian Oct 4, 2017
Lawrence Lessig wanted to be president.
In 2015, the Harvard Law School professor launched a quixotic, single-issue campaign for the Democratic Party nomination, seeking to crowd-fund his way to the White House so he could fix America’s “crazy corrupt” political system.
The money did not come pouring in, and Lessig soon gave up the effort. But he hasn’t abandoned his dream of “revolutionary reform.”
Now Lessig is the litigation strategist for Equal Votes, which seeks to use an ambitious lawsuit to tweak the electoral college, the constitutional mechanism by which the U.S. elects its presidents. And this campaign just might work.
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