Electoral College not best option

Amidst all this activity in the presidential campaigning there is not a word about our getting rid of the Electoral College.

In 2000, Al Gore had the higher number of popular votes, but George W. Bush was declared the winner because he had five more electoral votes than did Gore.

This was the third time in our nation’s history the true winner lost and declared winner did not have the majority popular vote.

I keep hoping that we shall get rid of the Electoral College and declare the person with the highest number of popular votes the winner.

Paul N. Marsteller

Alexandria

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