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Writer claims electoral college should be removed

web posted February 11, 2008
Dear Editor,

I watched the “Super Tuesday” election returns very closely!  During the coverage, the question was raised, “What could be done to increase voter turn-out ?” I would like to use this letter to state what I view is a very big turn-off to our elections in the U.S.A.!  I truly believe this “delegate system”, for choosing the parties’ nominees, and this archaic, out-dated “electoral college” for choosing our, I repeat; our president are major, major turn-offs to our elections in the U.S.A. !

Please, ask yourself, “Are these out-dated processes really, I MEAN REALLY “one person one vote” ??!!  Are these processes really “democracy in action” ??!!  Have you ever watched more than a couple of hours of television coverage of The National Nominating Conventions ?  These look like “frat parties on steroids” !!  Again, is this really democracy ?

As for the archaic, out-dated “electoral college”, “I had one heck of a time even understanding it when I was in Civics class in high school !!”  I ask you, “After well over 200 years of electing presidents, Isn’t It Well Past Time For Each American Voter To Count Toward Electing Our, I Repeat; Our President ??!!”

If Our Government Truly Wants More Voter Turn-Out, “Then I Vote For “One American One Vote”, Absolute Democracy !!”

What say you, America ?

Timothy (Tim) Monroe Bledsoe
North Augusta

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