Letter to the editor: Learn about Electoral College

Posted 10/21/20

Learn about Electoral College In response to Douglas Willey’s recent letter regarding the Electoral College: Mr. Willey suggests that the Electoral College should be modified “for no other reason …

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Letter to the editor: Learn about Electoral College

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Learn about Electoral College

In response to Douglas Willey’s recent letter regarding the Electoral College:

Mr. Willey suggests that the Electoral College should be modified “for no other reason than voters don’t understand it.” By that logic, Mr. Willey should not use a microwave or a cellphone or fly in an airplane unless he can describe the details of their functioning. We use things all the time that we don’t understand. The real problem Mr. Willey needs to address is why voters don’t understand the Electoral College, and that, my friends, lies solely in the hands of the liberal teachers and parents who have failed to instruct our youth in civics, duty to country and basic understanding of our government and the Constitution.

The forefathers had extreme foresight in designing the Electoral College, almost prophetic. Without the Electoral College, five cities in the East and five cities in the West would decide our president (I am being generous with five on each coast). Any voter earnest about understanding the Electoral College should look it up—Google is something I use yet do not understand!

Lorrie Wells

Castle Rock

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