Electoral College protects the small states

Richard Muranaka’s Nov. 15 letter, “Abolish Electoral College,” appalled and disgusted me. His use of egregious language toward our president, calling him a sociopath and a fool, was beyond the pale.

Methinks Muranaka is woefully ignorant of our Constitution and what our Founding Fathers envisioned for America. He should read the Federalist Papers.

If the Electoral College were abolished, our nation would end up essentially with city states like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, Atlanta, etc. States with lesser populations, such as Utah, Alaska, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island, etc., would be left to the total mercy of these cities, which could care less about them. People in these states would literally stop voting, because their votes would simply not count.

Sadly, the fact of the matter is that the Democratic Party over the past 25 years has morphed into the party of extreme visceral hatred, lies, chipping away at civil liberties, socialism, big money, open borders, taking away of religious freedom in the public discourse and violence. No longer are Democrats interested in reasonable debate and compromise. Left unchecked, this utter polarization of America could lead to our destruction.

David W. Haughey, Murray