Abol­ish Elec­toral Col­lege

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION -

Dear Editor: I would like to make an ap­peal to Pres­i­dent-elect Trump: Please fix the Elec­toral Col­lege.

In 40 percent of the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions held this cen­tury, I voted for the can­di­date that re­ceived the most votes, but lost. Both in 2000 and 2016, the can­di­date get­ting more elec­toral sup­port than any­one else in the race was not de­clared pres­i­dent.

While I do not sup­port ri­ots or vi­o­lence, I un­der­stand the frus­tra­tion.

The Elec­toral Col­lege was founded to help ev­ery­one (not just those in the highly pop­u­lated ar­eas that were close enough to the polling sites) have their voices heard and votes counted. We have had the tech­nol­ogy for some time to have direct pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. We should make that the way that ev­ery­one’s vote can be counted.

Adam Kudlo, Ker­honk­son

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