The Claremont Colleges Debate Union held a virtual public debate on the topic, ‘Abolish the Electoral College‘, on Sunday, October 4.
The Claremont Colleges Debate Union held a public debate on Sunday, November 1. The topic was the following: “The United States should adopt compulsory voting in general elections.” Members of the Debate Union from Claremont McKenna and Pomona moderated and debated for the event. Nathaniel Braswell was the moderator/host; Naomi Tilles and Amari Huang argued for the proposition and opposition. All had outstanding and engaging performances.
The active audience, including more than 25 HSPDP high school debaters and teachers, had a significant role in the debate, calling out debaters and issues during a question and comment period in the middle of the debate and in limited heckling (allowed but somewhat limited online). Of course, the audience votes on the outcome of the debate. In this case, the audience voted for the opposition.
Please join us for the next showcase public debate, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 1, 2:00 PM. The topic will be – “The United States should adopt compulsory voting for general elections.”
The Zoom meeting id for November 1 is 860 7754 5514.