Monday, November 21, 2016
Electoral College - The Great Equalizer
Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
November 21, 2016
Electoral College keeps states equal
There’s been a lot of rhetoric after the election about the popular vote versus the Electoral College, with strident claims that the latter should be scrapped because two recent Democratic candidates won the popular vote but lost the election. Of course, that win for Ms. Clinton was made before the final counts for Michigan, Arizona, and New Hampshire came in, with over 100,000 plurality for President-elect Trump.
The liberals conveniently overlook why our very wise Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College, which was to give the whole country a meaningful voice in the results.
If you look at the election map, you will see that the vast majority of states voted for Mr. Trump, but their voices may be unheard if we turn to the popular vote count. The president of the United States is supposed to represent the entire nation, not just the metropolitan elite.
The Electoral College is the great equalizer, just as the Founding Fathers designed it.
PALM BEACH GARDENS