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I was astounded (not pleasantly) by your recent editorial advocating the elimination of the Electoral College. The founding fathers had many reasons for the Electoral College, one of which was to not allow the most populous states to solely determine the president of our country, thereby undermining the "voice" of the less populous states or the majority of the states. What they might not have anticipated, but what today can be another reason for the Electoral College, is voter fraud. It has been a running joke for decades about "ghost" voters and Election Day "shenanigans" here in Cook County alone. Judicial Watch has recently warned California to clean up its Voter Registration Lists or face a federal lawsuit, because 11 California counties have more registered voters than voting-age citizens. Los Angeles County officials informed Judicial Watch that "the total number of registered voters stands at a number that is a whopping 144 percent of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.". If that's not a valid enough reason for the Electoral College (as well as voter ID), I don't know what is.

To paraphrase one commentator on the Judicial Watch California lawsuit, "And that, my friends, is (only one reason) why the Electoral College still works".

Cheryl Lykowski

Palatine

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