Time for national changes

The Electoral College, which ultimately decides our president and vice president, is an archaic process which should be dismantled. We now live in a high technological era, utilizing very modern implements, equipment, fax, e-mail, rockets, etc. Some of our equipment must be utilized with great care and safety.

We are intellectually capable of electing a president and a vice president, without choosing people to assemble at our capital in December to actually elect the president and vice president. There have been times when a candidate has won the popular vote and lost by the votes of the Electoral College.

I watched for eight hours yesterday as the news media projected some of the states. With their actions, the media were influencing voters. Our U.S. Congress has failed to correct these problems. With the three-hour time difference East to West and millions of absentee ballots, it should be mandatory that no reporting by the broadcasters be done until all 50 states have closed their polling places.

Bothell

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