- Jan 11, 2008
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- Salisbury, NH
My favorite portion of the Parade magazine insert that comes with my Sunday paper is the "Ask Marilyn" column. While many of you may have read what was written yesterday or read something similar elsewhere, I am still going to post her answer to a question because I found it to give a good perspective into why the electoral college is needed.
The question was:
Some people don't like electoral votes (versus popular votes) deciding our presidential elections. Can you make an argument in favor of electoral votes?
Her reply was:
We are the United States of America, and our states . . . starting with the original 13 colonies . . . are separate entities. It is understandably unacceptable to states with smaller populations to have their affairs decided by other states simply because more people live there. Suppose there were a United Countries of Earth. Would we like the idea of China (population 1.439 billion) and India (1.380 billion) running the show? (The U.S. has 331 million people.) Or would we want a leveling factor?
Wow. What a great answer. Thanks so much for sharing that SC.