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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

“Electing a President” Presentation Set for October 23 at Pendleton Library


(By Lisa Garrett)

PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College Political Science instructor Bob Peter will deliver an analysis of the U.S. Constitution’s requirements for presidential elections with an historical perspective at an upcoming presentation titled “Electing a President.”

The presentation will be held Thursday, October 23, at 6 p.m. at the Pendleton Branch Library at 650 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton.

“This fall’s Presidential election will be an historical event for the United States,” said Peter.  “The American people will either elect our first African-American president or elect the first female vice president.”

Peter says he will talk about how the election system works and will answer such questions as what happens if neither candidate receives the majority of electoral votes or if the election is a tie.  He also will explain the history of controversial close elections, citing the elections of 1800, 1824, 1876 and 2000.  

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Bob Peter at 646-1438 or