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Letter: Electoral College should reject Trump

In this Oct. 26, 2016, photo, casino workers

In this Oct. 26, 2016, photo, casino workers vote at an early voting site in Las Vegas. Credit: AP

This year’s national election was unprecedented, resulting in the ascendancy of Donald Trump, a political neophyte, to the presidency [“Trump on the issues,” News, Nov. 23].

What is at stake here is not to be underestimated in the name of trying someone different for a change. He’s learning on the job how to run a complex society — his first and only political office. Can he suddenly smarten up to the level of responsible leadership the office requires?

This country didn’t ask for this. Trump’s “victory” is theoretical and technical, not the choice of the voting majority.

No president has ever entered office so unprepared. Our country and the world need the Electoral College to put aside tradition and political obligation and reject this man.

Joe Vissichelli, Lynbrook