Letter: Disdain for rural voters why we have an Electoral College

Disdain for rural voters why
we have an Electoral College

Re: “Why should city voters bow to the will of rural voters?” (Letter to the editor, Mercurynews.com, June 30):

The primary reason that some are calling for the abolishment of the Electoral College is because their candidate didn’t win the 2016 presidential election. If the result had been the opposite, those wanting the Electoral College gone would be singing the praises of keeping it.

There is a process for amending the Constitution of the United States either through Congress or a Constitutional Convention. Look it up.

The tone of the letter-writer seems to regard Americans who do not live in metropolitan areas as irrelevant. His view of middle America as being “the middle of nowhere” is the very reason the Electoral College was placed in the Constitution as part of its checks and balances.  Besides, there is no way you will get all Americans to agree on the matter of politics. Not no way. Not no how.

Edward Lynn
Santa Clara

 

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Letter: Disdain for rural voters why we have an Electoral College