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January 20, 2018

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Electoral College disregarded role

Regarding the letter “Electoral College represents US” (Las Vegas Sun, Dec. 19):

If I am to understand the letter correctly, it is better to allow the votes in lower-population states to count more in a presidential election than votes in the higher-populated areas. That means only in the U.S. can the person with the most votes lose and the one with millions fewer win. What happened to one person, one vote? Why should my vote have a different value than someone in small states? We don’t do that for any other office in our country.

The Electoral College was intended to allow electors to ensure the president was not someone who could damage our country or otherwise does not have the qualifications to be president. That is the case with Donald Trump.

Electors should have had the information about Russian intervention prior to their vote and should have been allowed to use their judgment to vote.

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