Letter from John Jones of Canyon Country in today's Los Angeles Times:

"Elections here are guided by the principle of one person, one vote. The candidate who gets the most votes is the winner – except for the President. The electoral college was contrived as one way to get the small states to ratify the Constitution. Those states were afraid of being overshadowed by the larger ones. Today, Presidential elections should be determined by people, not states. It shouldn't matter where you live; it should only matter that you vote. Many democracies that came after the United States studied our Constitution and adopted much of it for their own governments – but not the electoral college. It simply makes no sense, so they go by one person, one vote. We should too."

Amen! Five Presidents who lost the popular vote is five too many!