Republican state Rep. Brad Klippert of Kennewick is proposing that governors be elected with an electoral college system rather than the popular vote (“New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor,” The Herald, Dec. 28).
He got the idea from a constituent and thinks it would assure voters in his 8th Legislative District east of the mountains and across the state that they “have more of a say” in the outcome.
It’s aimed at amplifying the voice of rural voters frustrated with the influence of the liberal electorate in urban areas in statewide elections.
This is merely a rendition on how to thwart or override the concept of majority rules. In essence, Klippert is saying that he’s come up with a way that allows one demographics a greater say in elections.
I feel the idea of majority rule has been effective in this state for many years. Why would we want our neighbors to have two votes when the rest of Washingtonians have only one? I feel the one person, one vote works well and is what elections were first intended.