- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 23, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Valerie Richardson’s article, “Alliance gains against Electoral College” (Page 1, April 6), lacked thorough reporting on the subject. It merely restated the trendy arguments of today’s politicians. One could conclude that the establishment of the Electoral College was a dumb idea because a president might be elected without winning the majority of the votes.

Given the woefully inadequate understanding of our nation’s founding, it would benefit readers to know the Founding Fathers’ reasoning behind the Electoral College. Perhaps, if people fully understood the original arguments in favor of it, they would not so readily accept the feel-good notion of relying solely on a nationwide popular vote.

JIM BRADFORD

Madison, Ala.

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