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No need to alter electoral college, which has worked for 200-plus years

Posted 12 May 2018 at 12:20 pm

Editor:

I recently read that New York was one of the states that has signed on to have our electoral delegates vote for the popular vote winner, nationally. While this may sound good on the surface, it seems to me to be a knee-jerk reaction to the last presidential election.

Does this mean the voters of New York, should they vote for the person who loses the popular vote nationally, will be ignored? Also, what happens when the national vote winner is someone who the voters of New York and the political party holding office all oppose?

This is just another example of the elitists in Albany taking power away from the citizens of this state and placing it in the hand of those few who believe they know what is best for us, since they are far more intelligent than we are.

The electoral college has worked for 200-plus years and I for one do not believe those people in Albany or Washington D.C. can, or will come up with a better process.

Ken Longer

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