Gee, let’s dilute more votes

I have been reading about all those Electoral College supporters out there so it wouldn’t surprise me if someone doesn’t start an initiative to have such an Electoral College (or should we call it an “Electoral University”?) in our state. I have to ask myself, “Why not have this institution that our founding fathers came up with right here in our state?” We can then just skip the voters in our own state and turn our voting power over to those individuals who have been placed in this antiquated system and let them elect our state’s federal senators.

The way our system is set up now the less populated counties, such as Lincoln, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Wahkiakum, Garfield, Benton, Okanogan, Klickitat and Asotin do not have a very strong voice in choosing who is going to represent their counties and our state in Washington D.C.

Just think about how our system works now. The winner who has the popular votes becomes the winner of the senatorial race. Now how unfair is that? We all know that our counties such as King, Snohomish, Spokane, Pierce and Clark have the majority of voters. So this is generally where our Senate candidates campaign. Why should they spend any time in those less densely populated counties, since there are few votes to be gotten?

Of course an Electoral University system would be fairer since it would force the candidates to campaign in all of our 39 counties. This system would also have the support of the framers of this county who lived over 225 years ago. So where are our initiative gurus? Why are they not out there getting all those Electoral University supporters signatures, so that we too can take the vote away from the people and have an obsolete system just like our federal government does?

Mill Creek

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