Yuma, Arizona - Presidential elections generate lots of heat, but not necessarily much light about the indirect, layered election process the U.S. Constitution’s framers created. That process has generated contention, concern, and change. On Saturday, October 15th, Dr. T.J. Davis will present “Electing the President: the Constitutional Process and History” at 12:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Main Library. With Election Day on the horizon, join us for a FRANK talk about how and why the U.S. presidential election process works the way it does.

Thomas J. Davis teaches U.S. constitutional and legal history at Arizona State University, Tempe, and has taught as a visiting professor of law at the ASU College of Law. As an historian and lawyer, he focuses on civil rights, employment, and property law, and particularly on issues of race, identity and law, in addition to constitutional matters. He received his PhD in U.S. history from Columbia University in the City of New York and his JD cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School in New York. He served as a commissioner and chair of the Superior Court of Arizona for the County of Maricopa’s Judicial Merit Commission from 2002 to 2015.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

FRANK TALKS are free, thought-provoking, expert-facilitated discussions on important issues facing our communities produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records. For more information call 602-257-0335 Ext 26 or visit: http://www.azhumanities.org/programs/frank-talks/