I would like to take issue with a letter published last week (Rio Grande SUN, “Rio Arribans Are Gun Owners,” Nov. 1, 2018, page A7). My disagreement is with the writer’s contention that the Electoral College “provides a voice for the people who choose not to live in a metropolis.”
It is my contention that because of the Electoral College, my vote for president amounts to a pacifier, with no real power to elect the president of the United States.
I do not elect who is on the Electoral College and have no power over who they vote for. I believe the president is elected by committee and not by the people of the United States of America. As proof of this I offer our last presidential election, where the popular vote did not elect Donald Trump as president.
I believe we should get rid of the Electoral College and restore the voice of the people of the United States of America.