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Tag: Electoral College


VOTING: Elect president through popular vote

The 1787 Constitutional Convention designed an electoral college that is being used by today’s candidates in a way that disenfranchises many voters.

What may have been the best they could do in Colonial days gives disproportional weight to the voters in small states by as much as 4 to 1. Voters in swing states barraged by media blitzkriegs of ads and automated phone calls willingly sell their votes in exchange for government projects and grants.

Election campaigns are so expensive that candidates sell their souls to win elections. Many voters don’t believe their vote counts, let alone makes a difference.

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE: System operates the way the founders intended

Re: “For 2012, we can solve the Electoral College problem” (TNT, 6-7).

Someone should inform Bob Keeler that the U.S. is a republic, not a democracy. This is exactly how our founders intended our republic to function. It is a sad commentary that no one at The News Tribune knew this article was irrelevant to the facts. The News Tribune has become a blog instead of a “newspaper.” SAD!