There is a solution for Electoral College: The National Popular Vote

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To the editor:

Thank you, Mr. Michael Broughton, for pointing out in a Nov. 19 letter the current way we elect the president is unfair.

A vote in Missouri is not equal to a vote in a battleground state like Wisconsin. Even though Biden won the popular vote by approximately 6 million votes, a switch of a mere 22,000 votes in Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin would have re-elected Trump.

Each of these 22,000 votes was about 270 times more important than the 6 million cast outside these three states.

The state-by-state winner-take-all method of awarding electoral votes creates a situation in which a small number of voters get an extraordinary amount of power.

There is a solution, and it makes every vote equal throughout the U.S. without abolishing the Electoral College.

It is called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The National Popular Vote bill will guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C.

With a national popular vote, our nation will follow the fundamental principle of democracy – one person, one vote.

Our Missouri legislators can pass this bill and join the compact. Learn more at https://www.nationalpopularvote.com.

Angie Dunlap
South St. Louis County

Editor’s note: Ms. Dunlap is a vice president with the League of Women Voters, but is not writing on behalf of the group.