It’s been way too long since I’ve posted on this blog. I suspect that my frustration with the nation being divided in every way I could imagine, and then some other ways I couldn’t imagine, has made an effect on my desire to complain or occasionally compliment.
The letter below was sent today to the Grand Junction Sentinel in response to a column praising the National Popular Vote Movement over the Electoral College – an effort to disenfranchise voters in the many states outside the most populous states. This follows most states having already disenfranchised many of their voters by forcing each Congressional District within their state to honor the state popular vote when assigning Electors to the Electoral College.
In my opinion, the only logical reason the Electoral College was formed by the founding fathers was to provide a method for each voter to cast his Presidential vote just as the voter cast his Representative vote – within the voter’s local district. If the founding fathers didn’t want it that way then why have the Electoral College?