Is The Electoral College Bad For America? In this election year, electoral votes and presidential promises are always the name of the game, but our guest today looks at each of those ideas with a critical eye. Professor George Edwards from Texas A&M will give his ideas about why the Electoral College is a negative thing for American politics, and we'll discuss how what a presidential candidate might promise conflicts with what he has the actual power to deliver if elected. That and more, when Charlotte Talks. Guest George Edwards - Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University and Author of several books, including Why the Electoral College is Bad for America and Overreach George Edwards will give a talk on "Evaluating the Electoral College" March 23, 7:00pm at UNC Charlotte's Center City Auditorium. Details.