Electoral College no longer makes sense in the United States

Posted: Nov. 29, 2012 9:54 am Updated: Dec. 20, 2012 10:17 am


To The Herald-Whig:

Election 2012 is now history. As the contenders for the office of president of the United States like to say, whether accepting the victory or acknowledging the loss, "America has spoken."

Yes, that is true, America has spoken; but the voice that was heeded and decided the election was the voice of the "gi'me gi'me" populace, the extreme liberal left, and, most heavily, the archaic system of the electoral college. Much wisdom was employed by the framers of our Constitution, and at the time, the Electoral College seemed to make sense. As our nation grew and more metropolitan population centers were established, the Electoral College system seemed to make less and less sense.

The leadership of our nation should be elected by a true majority of the total vote of the population; the Electoral College should be abandoned and this will take a Constitutional amendment, a very difficult matter to get before the voters, but it can be done.

One more thing, I understand some people did not get to vote because of long lines or early closings of polling places. It seems it would be a simple matter to have more polling places in large population centers and a later time for the closing time. For now, all those who know the Lord as their God should pray that America can survive another four years of our continuous plunge into complete socialism and economic ruin.


Rev. George F. Major

Hannibal, Mo.