Re: “It’s time to accept results and move forward,” (TNT letter, 11-19).
The letter writer asks, “Now that the people have chosen Trump as our next president, can we just move on and support him to represent our country’s citizens?”
In a word, no. Not when Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump in the popular vote by nearly 1.7 million (63,541,056 to 61,864,015).
Our Founding Fathers established the Electoral College because they distrusted one person one vote - that is, they distrusted democracy in its purest form. They imagined a dubious candidate manipulating the people to seize a majority of votes.
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He has not garnered a majority, but the dubious candidate is now president-elect. And, ironically, we have our electoral college to thank for it.
Now what? Is this a time for violent revolt? Such an uprising, if it were to gain force, could bury us as a nation. This is, however, a time for all good people to come to the aid of their country.
So, no, I will not acquiesce. The world is watching. By all rational means, we the people have to make this right. The times are too perilous for us to get it wrong.
Daniel A. Worthen, University Place