Letter: Win is not a mandate

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Donald Trump did not win the most votes for president; he won by the outdated system of the Electoral College, which makes the votes of many Americans virtually meaningless and is badly outdated.

It’s a small wonder turnout is low.

For the GOP to now claim a “mandate” is an in-your-face attitude in view of the vote totals and can only serve to widen the split that exists between Americans. It’s a poor sign that any honest effort will be made to tame the ideologues who seem to have all been returned to Congress.