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One Person, One Vote?

A feature doc examining the Electoral College and how race and slavery shaped the electoral process.

Overview

Genre
Politics, Investigation, and History
Synopsis

Few subjects are more urgently in need of examination than the Electoral College (EC). It took center stage in the 2020 election, from “alternate electors” to the events of January 6. Yet, this uniquely American method for electing a president remains a mystery to the vast majority of Americans.

Perhaps what lies at the heart of this confusion is the EC goes against the core democratic principles of majority rule and political equality. There is no other democratic political system in the world or the United States – federal or state – where the candidate receiving the most votes can lose.

Does the EC still serve our democracy today? One Person, One Vote? raises critical questions at a moment when our democracy has come under threat, shedding light on a complicated, opaque system that denies Americans the right to elect their president directly.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
in post-production

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
HUMovies
Country
United States
Years of Production
3
Locations
3
Prod. Partners
Sarah Olson, Tracie Holder, Women Make Movies

Distribution Details

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