POLITICS: Support electoral college

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Many people are determined to eliminate the electoral college. Some of the unlearned U.S. representatives want to enroll in it. A good course on the Constitution needs to be taught to our Congress.

From 1620, there were two political parties. The Democrats were known by the name of “Tories.” They lived in the greater populated areas. Mostly they were loyal to the King.

The “Whigs” were here until Lincoln was elected. They believed the facts and were independent and were concerned about truth and loyalty to the U.S. It was the party that drove the Revolution. They became the Republican Party.

The electoral college was considered when the country was young. The Founding Fathers realized that the largest areas, Philadelphia and New York, would control the result of every election if based on popular vote. They devised the college. It was ratified June 15, 1804. It creates an equal number of electors to the total number of senators and representatives, and it was based on the current population of citizens.

Without the college, less-populated states would never have a voice and 70-80% of them would lose their ability to be heard. It should be noted that almost all the voter fraud and corruption that occurs is in the heavily populated areas. President Harry Truman gave his party this advice, “Vote early and often.”

If you want your voice to be heard, fight for the electoral college.

GEORGE W. RODKEY, MD

(retired)

Post Falls

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