Fabrizio Griguoli (Aug. 16) wants representative democracy. So do I, and so did the Founding Fathers. The Constitution calls for presidential elections to be representative, with an Electoral College vote, not a popular majority vote.
But in highly populated states like California and New York, with huge Democratic majorities in the big cities, the representative Electoral College votes of Republican districts are stolen by “winner-take-all rules” contrived by the big city Democrat majorities. Many of these states, including California, also want to eliminate the representative Electoral College vote in favor of a national popular vote.
“Winner-take-all” rules and national popular voting are not comparably favorable to Republicans, but the ideas do have something in common. They are a “tyranny of the majority” to eliminate “representative government.” Who knows? President Hillary Clinton might get rid of the House of Representatives, and clear the way for a return of (President) Barack Obama as emperor of the majority. That would save us money, the trouble of voting on issues and candidates, and the czars would make much more sense.