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Your Views: Electoral College is an important check on majority rule
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As a government major in college, I would like to join the letters about the Electoral College of electing presidents.

The great wisdom of the Founding Fathers was for “checks and balances” in our Constitution. The Founding Fathers were wise in the ways of human nature and wanted to place some Constitutional controls on different parts of our Constitutional Republic. The electoral college is one of the most important in our election process. It allows all states to have a voice in the election as they must be considered by all candidates.

I realize that it sounds “nice” to talk of a popular vote election, but the idea is seriously flawed. Think of it this way: How would you like it if the states of New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Texas and Florida decided our presidential elections and we were ignored?

William R. Cason

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