George C. Edwards III is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He also holds the George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies in the Bush School and has held visiting appointments at the University of London, Peking University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 2005-2006 he will hold the Olin Chair in American Politics at Oxford. He was the founder, and from 1991 to 2001 the director, of the Center for Presidential Studies. His latest book, Why the Electoral College is Bad for America (2004), advocates direct election of the president.
William Josephson is a Columbia Law School graduate who recently retired from his position as Assistant Attorney General-in-Charge of New York’s Charities Bureau. His public career began in the 1960s when he helped found the Peace Corps. He is an expert on the Electoral College and was recently the subject of a New York Times article about Election Day, 2004 entitled, “For Expert on Electoral College, Calls Never Stop,” published November 2, 2004.
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