Electoral College is relic of the past

The U.S. Constitution begins with “We the people of the United States of America,” which is notable because it shows that the Constitution is “of the people, for the people and by the people of the United States.”

Note it says people and not “Electoral College” which was established in the Constitution more than two centuries ago.

During those early years they didn’t have a quick method to communicate to the state governments so they adopted this voting method. Two hundred years later, we have the instant ability to communicate across the country. The Electoral College is no longer necessary. As it says in the Constitution as stated above, “by the people.” Through the popular vote, we directly can and should be the deciders of elections and not give this power to a few individuals in the Electoral College.

Hopefully, we’ll have a better new year after the coronavirus departs and we all can be united for the common good of our country. Everyone with common sense knows that Joe Biden won the election. Many Republicans acknowledge this fact.

Our country must be united and let the world know we still are the United States of America. Remember the phrase, “United we stand, divided we fall.” God bless our people and country.

Jack Herrmann

Elizabethtown

‘Perfect storm’ drives election outcome

It’s an American tragedy. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, if you said he wouldn’t be re-elected, I’d say you’re crazy. Best economy we’ve ever had, strongest military, respect around the world restored, China on its heels and opportunities for minorities abounding.

Then came the “perfect storm” for Democrats: The “China Virus.” It crippled a roaring economy the DNC had no answer for. A laughable Democratic primary system begat the “Swamp Creature” for the ages – Joe Biden. He represents everything corrupt about D.C.

This buffoon can challenge Trump who’s done more in three years than any president. Biden’s baggage would put Imelda Marcos to shame. Only one news agency reported them. The news blackout on Hunter Biden’s laptop – with verifiable facts – was right out of Communist China.

The virus also presented the DNC another gift- extensive mail-in voting. We couldn’t possibly put voters at risk at the polls, although 90 percent spend more time at Walmart. Early voting started in September in some places and 60 million had voted before the first debate. Anybody smell a rat?

Reports came pouring in on election irregularities from whistleblowers and citizens wanting fair elections. A high-ranking official with a company which provided vote-counting computers in every key swing state, reportedly was heard to say “Don’t worry, Trump won’t win this election.” I believe it’s well known their servers are easily hacked. Under these conditions – our country divided by eight years of Obama’s lies and four years of anarchy-laced attacks on Trump by every communication outlet – TV, internet, newspapers, etc. – the DNC could have won with a Charles Manson/Joy Behar ticket. It was a classic David vs. Goliath scenario.

God has been known to let Satan test his people – to a point. We’re at that point now. Trumps patience with his uninformed public compares closely to Job’s.

He was unjustly crucified in this election. It’s now time for his resurrection.

Scott Kennedy

Elizabethtown

(4) comments

CHARLESA

Russian assistance and obstruction was proven by the Mueller investigation and Russian assistance was proven by the senate intel committee lead by republicans. The impeachment for his acts in Ukraine was valid and documented but senate republicans lacked the guts to vote him out. One republican actually voted to impeach and others said it was wrong but the voters should decide and the voters did decide.

Since I hold you to the truth I have to do the same to myself. I admit I was wrong about the Electoral college.

The Founding Fathers established the Electoral College in the Constitution, in part, as a compromise between the election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. However, the term “electoral college” does not appear in the Constitution. Article II of the Constitution and the 12th Amendment refer to “electors,” but not to the “electoral college.” I stand by the rest of my response though.

CHARLESA

Excellent letter by Mr Herrmann, The electoral college is an outdated system in todays world. Republicans are afraid of letting the electoral college go because they have lost 7 of the last 8 popular vote counts in presidential elections. winning elections for the republicans rely on a few heavy electoral college states with a lot of republican voters. Without the electoral college "you're" would truly matter. Not just the "battleground states" When the democrats win those states republicans cry foul like they are today.

As far as the letter by Mr Kennedy goes it's so full of conspiracy theories, misinformation and lies it's not worth commenting on. Except for the last part where he seems to compare trump to a god who has been crucified and is going to be resurrected, That kind of believe is what got us trump in the first place with people saying he was sent by god to save the country. I believe the bible calls that bearing false witness and Idolatry. How did that work out for us? Pandemic response botched buy trump resulting in over 330.000 deaths and counting, economy in ruins, almost as bad as great depression, trump has been the most corrupt and dangerous president in a generation, Now he's trying to destroy our democracy by overturning a fair election while being aided by mindwashed people such as Mr Kennedy to assist him. Trump claims to be so rich he doesn't need money, yet he sends out numerous emails asking for donations to help in his legal fight, He has gotten millions of dollars from this scam. If you read the fine print he can use this money as he sees fit. So in effect people are paying him to keep him rich. Trump is a loser and a scam artist.

Linda

"Without the electoral college "you're" would truly matter." What? Looks like Mr. Hermann and Mr. Adkins both need to retake 8th grade Civics. The electoral college was founded by our Forefathers, who were a lot smarter than today's Democrats, assuring that all the Presidents would not come from the most populous states every election. It had nothing to do with communications. Imagine if every president came from California or New York. A person needs to go no farther than pro-Communist Pelosi and Schumer.

"Now he's trying to destroy our democracy by overturning a fair election while being aided by mindwashed people" How embarrassing." Mindwashed? Where did that come from? Never heard that one. You mean like the Democrats and "mindwashed" people like Adkins tried to do to President Trump for over 3 years with the Russian Collusion Delusion Conspiracy theory and the Impeachment Hoax? Biden has been in politics for almost 50 years. What has he done besides blackmail the Ukrainian government and set up his drug addled son up in typical Biden corruption?

Judy Bland

you do away with the electoral college and California and New York decide the presidency. And that's why the democrats want to do away with it.

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