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Letter: Electoral College discourages voters

A line of early voters wait in queue

A line of early voters wait in queue at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Heavy turnout has caused long lines as voters take advantage of their last opportunity to vote before Election Day. Photo Credit: AP / John Minchillo

It seems that many eligible voters don’t vote, and I hear political analysts questioning why [“How LI voters beat the nation,” Editorial, Nov. 17].

I find myself wondering why I should vote when the Electoral College picks the president in spite of a popular vote that’s contrary. It certainly doesn’t encourage anyone to cast a ballot when our choice may be superseded.

Frankly, it must look to other countries as though democracy doesn’t work.

Susan Terry-Bazer, Huntington


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