Videos & Podcasts

Save Our States on Fox & Friends

Oregon legislators refused to adopt National Popular Vote for a decade but now partisan sour grapes has pushed that state over the edge, as Save Our States director Trent England explained on Fox & Friends.

June 11, 2019

Video: Trent England at Hillsdale's Kirby Center

The danger of the attacks on the Electoral College is that it undermines the very case for constitutionalism, the idea that we ought to be governed by laws and not merely majorities.

May 15, 2019

Video: Celebrate diversity, defend the Electoral College

Every four years, the Electoral College pushes campaigns and political parties to "expand the map," to reach out and build a broader coalition. This is good for both our diversity and our unity as a nation.

Trent England
March 14, 2019

Video: The Electoral College helps limit government power

The constitutional, state-by-state presidential election process keeps elections decentralized. That means Presidents have less power over presidential elections, and also less credibility to claim they personify the popular will.

Trent England
March 14, 2019

Video: The Electoral College is checks & balances in action

The Constitution is full of checks and balances, each designed to protect liberty and stability in our political system. The Electoral College is a part of this structure, as Trent England explains.

Trent England
March 14, 2019

Video: Three Reasons Why We Need the Electoral College

PragerU explains the "ingenious system created by the founders" and how it "protects Americans from the tyranny of the majority and encourages candidates to campaign nationally in order to win every state."

January 10, 2019

Video: ​Trent England debates Rep. Jamie Raskin at Georgetown Law

Trent England debates Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on the merits of the electoral college versus the popular vote in presidential elections at a panel discussion at Georgetown Law.

January 31, 2018

Video: SOS Director testifies in Connecticut

Trent England, director of Save Our States, engages in a lengthy back-and-forth with Connecticut lawmakers about National Popular Vote.

February 28, 2017

Video: Hillsdale President Larry Arnn makes case for the Electoral College on Fox News

Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn explains the importance of the Electoral College for a nation as vast as the United States. Should rural Americans, perhaps the whole middle of the country, be ignored?

November 16, 2016

Podcast: Trent England debates NPV's John Koza on the Lawyer 2 Lawyer podcast

Trent England, director of Save Our States, and Dr. John Koza, originator of the National Popular Vote legislation, discuss history of the Electoral College and debate the national popular vote proposal.

October 29, 2016

Video: Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College

National Popular Vote would turn presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains.

Tara Ross
May 21, 2015

Video: Do you understand the Electoral College?

Do you understand what the Electoral College is and how it works? Author and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.

Tara Ross
May 19, 2015

Podcast: SOS Director Trent England on Crosstalk radio

Trent England explains the history of the Electoral College and the risks of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact proposal being considered by state legislatures.

September 6, 2012

Video: Debate at the Hauenstein Center

University professors debate the Electoral College--whether to keep it, or move to direct voting for president.

April 24, 2008