Letter to the editor: Electoral thoughts

To the editor:

Concerning the editorial in the Sunday Journal-World, “Rural vs. urban divide harmful,” I agree with the main concept that both rural places and urban places have much to offer this nation, as do the people living in those places. Since rural places tend to have fewer residents than urban places, the framers of our Constitution had the foresight to create equity in Congress between these two types of places by allowing two delegates to the Senate from each state, while allowing a delegation based on population in the House of Representatives.

However, the reason for the Electoral College was not for equity but because the framers did not think the populace sufficiently educated to vote directly for president. This is certainly not the case over 200 years later. As equity has already been built into the structure of the Senate, I see no reason to continue to stack the deck, so to speak, against the population of this nation in favor of geography.

Caryl Chacey-Guba,

Lawrence

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