North Central College in the News

North Central College political science professor interviewed on WGN News

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Suzanne Chod discussed the Electoral College affirming a Joe Biden presidency

On Monday, Dec. 14, 538 electors met in their respective states across the nation to cast their electoral votes for president. After California casted it’s 55 ballots, president-elect Joe Biden passed the required 270 votes needed to confirm his presidential victory.

Dr. Suzanne Chod, associate professor of political science at North Central College, interviewed with WGN news to explain more about the Electoral College and how it all works. She explained the process the Electoral College needs to take in contested elections such as the one we have witnessed this year.

“Today went exactly as it is supposed to go,” said Chod. “Those electors that pledge to cast their votes in their states based on what was set by the state did their duty. These electors were for the most part elected by state party leaders to serve the interests of the people of their state and to certify the will of the people in their state. So, it was nice to see democracy do what it was supposed to do today.”

Click here to watch the full interview on WGN news.