Friday, May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Linkedin Pinterest

Letter: Electoral College makes sense

By
Published:

It’s surprising how some people have decided they are now smarter and wiser than our Founding Fathers, especially when it helps their current political viewpoints. The Electoral College makes perhaps more sense to bring representation and balance to both sides over the long term, not just to those massed together in big cities or most populous states year after year.

For instance, if a popular vote forcing what to eat was taken by the United Nations, roughly the top 25 countries in the world would all be eating Chinese or Indian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily. Tasty, no thank you. If a popular vote was accepted on regional control, California would be telling Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado what to do and how much tax money to pay them. Whoops, that count actually isn’t by population, it is by their 55 electoral votes, one more than the others combined. Maybe we could secede from that region. Maybe not.

Support local journalism

Your tax-deductible donation to The Columbian’s Community Funded Journalism program will contribute to better local reporting on key issues, including homelessness, housing, transportation and the environment. Reporters will focus on narrative, investigative and data-driven storytelling.

Local journalism needs your help. It’s an essential part of a healthy community and a healthy democracy.

Community Funded Journalism logo
Loading...