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In response to John Ashley's defense of the Electoral College (Letter to the Editor, May 29 Democrat
In response to John Ashley's defense of the Electoral College (Letter to the Editor, May 29 Democrat):
The Electoral College disrupts the concept of equal voting rights for all citizens. The Electoral College is an antiquated devise which was used to insure that some voters would have more influence than others. It was used to protect the institution of slavery and the interests of the slave-holding states. Today, there is no reason to continue with this outdated devise for deciding presidential elections. In these times there is no justifiable reason that the vote of a person living in one geographic area should count more than the vote of a person living in another geographic area. While urban areas contain more people than rural areas... areas don't vote—people do. A Popular vote is the only way to insure that every person's vote counts equally.