OPINION — As we all know our own personal vote for the president actually means nothing. It is only by the vote of the chosen Electoral College members who ultimately determine the president.
The Electoral College members represent the “populace” of a state area as according to the last census.
The Problem: California overwhelms a majority of other states with its huge 55 electoral votes (Utah 6) according to the last census. The census is not a representation of valid citizens or voting eligible persons. It represents only the persons or “populace living” in that state, not the “voters.”
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With the HUGE influx of illegal persons living in California and in many other states, they present a very powerful vote for the seemingly the greater Santa Claus, the Democratic Party. And with their vote they overwhelm and negate many other efforts.
Therefore, essentially to win California is to win the election and disregards all other forms of presidential efforts by many other candidates.
The solution to possibly offset this gross flaw and misrepresentation of our citizenry would be to change the qualifications of an electoral member to represent only the “voters” and not the bulging “populace” a of a state(s) overrun with aliens. This would tend to even out the playing field from an egregious misrepresentation and takeover by aliens.
Or, change to a popular vote system.
Otherwise, all of this pre-election hype by all candidates as to who will be president means nothing. Likely, only the Democrats and their give-away candidate will win the presidency.
At this early stage in the presidential election, wouldn’t it be more appropriate to modify more precisely the true intent of the Electoral College qualification of an electoral representative to represent the legal “voters,” rather than the “populace” of a given area. Illegal persons should have NO sway in the outcome of this election. Otherwise, do we give away our great country?
Submitted by Dave Olpin, Brigham Young University Alumni Emeritus, Provo
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