Electoral Bait & Switch: How the Electoral College Hurts American Voters
Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $10
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 12th 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bill Petrocelli J.D., UCB, former California Deputy Attorney General, co-owner Book Passage
“One person, one vote”, or is it? Come along with OLLI and Mr. Petrocelli to discover how the Electoral College has devolved from what the framers of the Constitution thought might result in fair and democratic elections of American Presidents into a system guaranteed to distort the results of the popular vote for that high office. It’s a change that would appall them, and certainly appalls many of us. The winner-take-all method of casting the electoral votes of states, for example, now makes it more important where you vote than how and opens the door to outside interference in the election process. Join us, fellow citizens, for a critical look at a system of selecting Presidents in dire need of change.
Start time: 02:00 p.m.
End time: 03:30 p.m.