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The Supreme Court and the Electoral College

This program requires registration

Monday, August 3, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

187 spaces available

Join Mark Albertson for his talk on The Supreme Court and the Electoral College.

Electors: Among the system of Checks and Balances of the American Republican form of representative, elective government, are the Electors. They are described in Article II, Section 1, paragraphs 2 and 3, of the United States Constitution. States have to have them; but, it was left to the states as to who becomes an Elector. And the number of Electors matches the amount of Senators and Representatives in Congress, from each state; yet no sitting Senator or Representative can be an Elector.

One of the main concerns of many of the Founders was their aversion to Democracy, believing that the Common Man could not be trusted to run a country. But at the same time, they were willing to allow the Common Man to share and take part in the political power structure. The idea of the Electors is still confusing for many Americans; and it will be the objective of this talk to clarify any misconceptions and hopefully engender a greater understanding of this significant aspect of the original Republic.

This event will take place on Zoom. All registrants will be emailed the link.

Need help registering? Email Susie at sskerrett@darienlibrary.org

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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