Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Is it time to abolish the Electoral College? The Electoral College has long been controversial - especially when candidates win the majority of votes - yet go on to lose when the Electoral College tally comes in.
Providing Puerto Vallarta residents an opportunity to become informed, local expert on the Electoral College and new member to the Costa Banderas Board of Directors, Dr. Samuel Thorn Crockett, will present a lecture and slide show on the historical, social, and political context in which it was created, on Wednesday, March 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Incanto.
He will show us how the Electoral College was established in the Constitution and how it has evolved into the current system. Finally, he will present flaws and challenges of the current system that have led many people to call for its abolition. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion.
Dr. Crockett has a long career in education specializing in the Social Sciences and Political Science. He has over 50 years of active involvement in Virginia Democratic politics, which included four different tenures on the State Central Committee, a term on the State Executive Board, and Chair of 10 Congressional Districts' Democratic committees. He served as an Elector for John Kerry in 2004. While living in Ecuador, he helped found their Democrats Abroad National Chapter and served as Vice-Chair. He now lives on the north shore of Bay of Banderas.
Tickets for this event are 100 pesos and may be ordered online at IncantoVallarta.com, picked up at the box office from 10 am to 11 pm daily, or reserved by calling (322) 293-9756. Seating is limited, so secure your spot as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Located at Insurgentes #109 at the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta, Incanto's theater features air conditioning, comfortable seating, drink service during the forum and dining from 4:00 pm on their riverside terrace.With country committees and local chapters in over 80 countries around the world, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, click HERE, or send an email to cb.democratsabroad(at)gmail.com.