Letter: Losing with the most votes isn’t a Democratic system

Editor,

The big flaw in Harry S. Hansen’s comparison of the electoral college to the way members of Congress are chosen is that he confuses regions with people.

Each region should be permitted to choose its own representatives in Congress, without allowing California to decide who will represent Alabama, but the president represents the whole country, and therefore should be chosen by all the people.

A system in which the person who gets the most votes loses the election is not a democratic system.

Mr. Hansen does not want the few to dominate the many, but that’s exactly what we get when votes by regions trump votes by the people.

Ann Adams

Oak Harbor

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