Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

Another Reason To Get Rid Of The Electoral College

There are about 5 million U.S. citizens in U.S. territories that cannot vote in a Presidential election. Why? Because when you vote in the U.S. you are not voting for a President, you are voting for electors. Territories do not have electors. One of many reasons to get rid of the Electoral College. Simply put, territorial citizens are not being given fair representation. That is one of the reasons for the Revolutionary War. If citizens in the original 13 colonies were given representation and treated like actual English citizens, we may still be a part of England. This is an obvious injustice for our territorial citizens, so why is nothing being done about it? Well, since they cannot vote why do anything for them? You think the citizens of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico are happy about their government right now? Will it matter come election time?

This is just another example of U.S. citizens having an unfair distribution of voting power thanks to the Electoral College.  An individual’s vote in states like California, for example, does not have the same pull as does a voter in a less populated state. How is that fair? Presidential elections should dissolve state, county, and district boundaries. One vote for one person, all equal. Otherwise you are not serving the will of the people and certainly discriminating. I don’t give a damn what state you are from. We are a nation of individuals.