Readers Write: Nov. 23

Electoral College serves U.S. well

I beg to differ with columnist Jay Bookman’s view that our nation’s founders had no idea of the potential consequences the Electoral College could and would play in electing our president (“Sifting Through the Post-Election Debris,”Opinion, Nov. 14).

They knew precisely its impact, as it was designed to protect the votes of citizens of less-populated states. Looking at the final electoral map, it’s obvious that a handful of populous states can easily overwhelm the vast majority of this country. Our nation’s founders served us well.

WAYNE KERR, STOCKBRIDGE

Comey cost Clinton the election

What a classy, highly intelligent lady is Hillary Clinton. She is completely on target as to what caused her defeat — FBI Director James Comey’s two letters in the last few days of the presidential campaign when her momentum was climbing and Donald Trump’s was deteriorating.

This move by James Comey, which changed the course and outcome of this election, is reflective of a style of old white men, in both the FBI and the Republican Party’s leadership, to keep a woman from becoming America’s first Commander-in-Chief.

This election changes the course of the nation’s trajectory and this world’s trajectory. The direction that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were taking our nation, and world, was based upon a spiritual foundation. I see nothing but self-interest for America and for himself in Donald Trump’s vision, if he even has a vision, for humankind beyond self-interest and division, not communion, between all the people on this planet.

ELIZABETH HARTLEY FILLIAT, ALPHARETTA

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