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Republicans need the Electoral College

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I knew Al Fonzi was a hard right ideologue, but some of the points he made in his Nov. 24 commentary (“It’s not about racism”) were delusional. There was so much BS in that article I could go on forever. But let’s start here: Four million fraudulent votes for Hillary Clinton. Where did that come from? 

Not even Fox News has gone there. Democrats have won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections. In two of the last five elections they won the popular vote but the Electoral College has swung to the Republicans. If the roles had been reversed (Republicans winning the popular vote but not the Electoral College), you can bet they’d be squealing like stuck pigs, demanding that the will of the people be recognized. 

Republicans know that it’s only going to get worse because their message doesn’t resonate with the majority of the people in this country, and that the only way they have a chance of winning the presidency in the future is the keep the Electoral College provision intact. One person, one vote should be the rule. By the way, if you’re a Republican in California, your vote did not count for the president. Think about that.

-- Greg King - Los Osos

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