This is in response to Leroy Vetsch's letter against eliminating the Electoral College. He is afraid of just a few states electing the president because of their population.

Think about this: There are 538 electors with only 270 needed to elect the president. The states with more population have more electors than the other states do.

So who do you think is voting in the president?

Right now it is the 538 electors who do not vote their people's wishes. They don't represent the people.

If the Electoral College represented the people instead of themselves there would never be a disparity between the popular vote and the Electoral College vote.

We would never have had what happened in this last election, where the popular vote went for one candidate and the Electoral College went for the other candidate.

I'm in my 70s. I've lived in five states and 18 cities and towns during my lifetime. I've voted in every election since I was eligible to vote.

When I ask people if they are going to vote and they say no, the most common reason is they don't think their votes would count anyway.

More people would get out and vote if there was not an electoral college. Then they average person would know for sure that his/her vote counted.

I try to get people to vote. I don't care which candidate they are going to vote for, just as long as they vote.

We have that right and it's a privilege that should never be taken for granted lest we lose it.

Doloris Lamoreaux

Vernon Center

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