How Should We Elect Our President? A Debate on National Popular Vote vs. Electoral College

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  • Register for the Steamboat Springs debate (July 8th @ 4:00 pm) HERE.

  • Register for the Aspen debate (July 9th @ 4:00 pm) HERE.

  • The Grand Junction debate is POSTPONED and will be rescheduled for September or October. We regret any inconvenience.

These are Free Events, but you must register to guarantee a seat.

The Steamboat Institute is hosting a Western Slope debate tour on the National Popular Vote vs. the Electoral college, featuring Trent England, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and Ted Trimpa, founder of the Trimpa Group in Denver. The debates will take place in Steamboat Springs on July 8th, Aspen on July 9th, and Grand Junction on July 10th.

The Steamboat Institute is hosting this debate series as a public service to educate people on both sides of this issue. Thank you to the CMU Civic Forum for helping to make the Grand Junction debate possible.

Trent England
Executive Vice President – Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs


Ted Trimpa
Principal and CEO – The Trimpa Group, LLC


The Steamboat debate will be moderated by Lisa Schlichtman, editor of The Steamboat Pilot & Today. 

Lisa Schlichtman
Editor – Steamboat Pilot & Today


The Aspen debate will be moderated by David Krause, editor of The Aspen Times. 

David Krause
Editor – Aspen Times


The Grand Junction debate will be moderated by Jay Seaton, publisher of The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.  

Jay Seaton
Publisher – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel


July 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am
July 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


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