Short Programs to help you explain and defend our Electoral College, our Constitution and the American Federation of States. At the conclusion of the 4-month long Constitutional Convention in 1787, Convention delegate Benjamin Franklin told a woman, when she asked about the type of Government they had designed, said, "It's a REPUBLIC, Ma'am - IF you can KEEP it!" The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is one scheme designed to convert the United States into the democracy that our Founders went to such great lengths to design against and our subsequent ancestors have fought so hard to keep! Relying on our Founders, American History, Supreme Court rulings. great authors, and our Constitution, these podcasts will help you understand the issue better and to be able to explain your understanding to friends, family, neighbors and your legislators.