Electoral College is unjust and inequitable

Believers in the deeply unfair and undemocratic Electoral College need to answer some simple questions. If their beloved system is so fair and democratic then why is it not best practice for every election in every district, every city, every county, every state and every country? Why aren’t the believers pushing it on the rest of the planet?

Why isn’t this peculiar concept applied to votes for levies, taxes or ballot initiatives?

Everett is now divided into districts so why don’t the believers want the city to use a mini-electoral college system? What if in District 12 a mayoral candidate got just two votes more than the opposition but she or he got all the votes as if it were a “Hunger Games” winner-take-all result. On the other hand, and mimicking Maine and Nebraska, District 3 could have an entirely different set of rules where the electoral college numbers follow the popular votes. Do the believers think their system would prevent one of the larger districts from “running roughshod” over one of the smaller districts?

The Electoral College is in the Constitution but so was denying women the right to vote. It does not promote justice and equality nor has it ever protected any deserving group from oppression. Small states or small towns are not better off. Workers are not better off. The country is not better off. The Electoral College needs to be voted out of existence.

Candace Jarrett

Snohomish

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