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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

March 29, 2009 at 10:46 AM

The electoral college

Time to update the system

In response to the letter on the Electoral College being kept [“Electoral College: It’s not middle school,” Northwest Voices, March 26], it is time to come into the 21st century.

There is no place in today’s society for 200-year-old practices. Does the letter writer not understand the shortcomings off this system?

It would be one thing if the votes were split based on a percentage of the popular vote, rather than granting a state’s total votes based on a margin. Washington state has 11 electoral votes. So why should all 11 votes go to either party if the popular vote is split 51 percent versus 49 percent?

With today’s technology, there is no reason we cannot elect a president based purely on popular vote. If I vote, I want my vote to be counted as it should, and not rely on someone to cast a vote on “my behalf.”

— Ron Hopper, Carnation

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