Deseret News
Letter to the editor

Mr. Tom Godfrey (4/25/19) wrote that we need to keep the Electoral College because states' rights matter, and that we do not want large states dominating presidential elections. Actually, in large states, the citizens have basically the same needs as citizens in small states, namely, a good education, a good job, a good health care system, good law enforcement, a good national defense, etc.

Most states have national parks to protect just like Utah. A popular vote can ensure that all of the above needs are dealt with in a fair manner in every state. Also, the benefit of having every vote counted, and counted equally in the end, far outweighs the benefit of the Electoral College, which throws out millions of votes every four years, with its winner-take-all-of-the-votes system in 48 of the 50 States. It's horribly undemocratic.

Stephen Clark

Salt Lake City