GOP gives up on democracy with state electoral college plan

State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, wants to propose an in state electoral college at a time when the entire sane part of our country wants to discuss abolishing the electoral college in exchange for the popular vote when electing a president (“New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor,” The Herald, Dec. 28).

The same Republican Party in our state recently offered, for governor, a high school dropout (who eventually garnered a GED) and is chief of a one-man police department that is being abolished in favor of the county sheriff. Their candidate had no high-level management background, with any outfit as large as the state of Washington.

Said candidate lost the election and now says that something smells fishy about this election. He is offering no evidence other than his very acute olfactory senses! Good job investigating, Chief!

Rep. Klippert sees that the only way the Republicans can win a governorship with the ideas and candidates they offer is by taking away the votes of the individual people and relying on an archaic electoral college.

In other words, the only way Republicans feel they can win is by stealing the will of the majority of the voters. Forget about majority rules, don’t come up with any good ideas or folks to carry them out, just steal the election!

Republicans have given up on democracy, if they ever believed in it in the first place.

Caroll and John Hahn

Arlington

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