Trump elected only by Electoral College
Regarding Kenneth Ikenaga’s letter (“Trump deserves respect for his office,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 10), let’s get something straight: Donald Trump was not “voted in by the people.”
Trump lost the popular vote by some 3 million people; he was voted in by the Electoral College, an anachronism that in this case demonstrates its irrelevance for our time by subverting the will of the majority in favor of what is becoming a tyranny of the minority.
If the agenda and priorities of rural, smaller states is so radically different from the rest of their countrymen as to require an amoral, aspiring autocrat to advance their interests, then maybe the idea of reconstituting the republic is not as preposterous and distasteful as previously imagined.
Doug Lamerson Kailua