Letter To The Editor: In Response To The "Electoral College" Article

The person that wrote about the electoral college saying that it was not democratic was absolutely correct.  A pure democracy WOULD mean the popular vote wins. Hate to tell you this but that is NOT what America is about. Technically America… stated by the founding fathers is a constitutional federal representative democracy. Um… I think you left out a few words. But that's just too complicated for you liberals so it was hacked away to justify and mean "democracy." Which is technically incorrect. The word “democracy” that America truly represents is a "representative democracy" or a "democratic republic."  This is what it means:

There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57 counties. In a chunk of land where the population is unevenly distributed and comprises 3,797,000 square miles and Clinton won only 319 square miles of it. Does it really seem fair that her popular vote "represents" America? The answer is NO!!!! This is why the founding fathers installed the electoral college. For the first time in history it actually did what it was supposed to do!! If you don't understand that you do not understand the history and the foundation of the philosophy of what this country is supposed to represent, fairness and equality. That is the true meaning of the "electoral college."  


Marcia Vargo

I have been a Lakewood resident for over 20 years and I work in the medical field. I would like to contribute a little bit of perspective from "the other side" Im NOT a white supremist/racist, a xenophobe, a man hater nor am I suffering from islamaphobia and I certainly DID NOT vote for Hitler!!!!

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