The time has come in this day of political correctness to either tweak or eliminate the Electoral College. Even the current president calls the presidential election rigged. It’s become more and more important every day to guard our right to vote and to make sure voting remains important to everyone. To change the Electoral College would strengthen the importance of each person’s vote.
If a state only gives 48% of the popular vote to a candidate, that candidate shouldn’t get 100% of the state’s electoral votes — only the 48% that were earned.
Divide the Electoral College votes accordingly. Nebraska and Maine currently have the closest politically correct system.
In those states, electoral votes are assigned by proportional representation, meaning the top vote-getter wins two electoral votes for the two senators, the remaining votes are allocated congressional district by congressional district. Even this system offers more fairness than Ohio’s.
It’s time for Ohio (and the rest of the country) to enter a new modern era to choose our highest leader. The leader would still represent a combination of the landowners and cities.
Readers should contact their state representatives, and let’s get politically correct in electing our president.
Jeff Rickel, Lexington