Letters to the Editor: Abolish the flawed Electoral College system

Letters to the Editor: Abolish the flawed Electoral College system

In this June 3, 2021 file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questions during a news conference outside a restaurant in San Francisco While governors across the country are ending all or most of their coronavirus restrictions, many of them are keeping their pandemic emergency orders in place. Those orders allow them to restrict public gatherings and businesses, mandate masks, sidestep normal purchasing rules, tap into federal money and deploy National Guard troops to administer vaccines. Regarding “The miserable choice at the heart of the recall” (June 24): I read the Open Forum piece comparing the upcoming recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom to the 2016 presidential election. Comparing Newsom’s appeal to Hillary Clinton’s appeal, or lack thereof in either or both cases, is an inaccurate comparison as the results of these elections are not decided the same way. Clinton would have been the U.S. president for four years if presidential elections in this country were decided based on the popular vote of all who cast ballots. It is only the flawed Electoral College system of appointing a U.S. president that resulted in Donald Trump’s disastrous 2016 selection. It’s the second disastrous Electoral College mistake of this century. It is the reason this country must abolish this archaic method of selecting a president. While I feel that this recall of Newsom is a complete waste of time and money, at least I can take heart in knowing that my vote will count when the votes are tallied and the […]

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