Editor,

So our “recall” is underway. The candidate statements would make comedian John Oliver proud. What a menagerie of characters. Seems everything not working quite to our specification is to be blamed on Gov. Newsom.

Our democracy seems to be creaking under the needs to be retooled and updated. We have a party in decline and using various sleights of hand to cling to power such as the obsolete Electoral College and the ability to gerrymander voting districts to suit the incumbents as well as legislation to diminish the vote count of those suspected of voting for the opposition. California has gone with nonpartisan panels to redistrict for the satisfaction of all. Yet this simple fix is totally ignored by the more contentious states. The National Interstate Popular Vote Compact which California has already signed up for (please Google) would go a far piece to remedy that bizarre reality of a president being bestowed the office and yet lose the popular vote. The world is aghast at our dysfunctionality. Unbridled greed has cemented in the power blocs that direct our congress due to unbridled contributions and poor conflict of interest monitoring.

Well on with the show.

Mike Caggiano

San Mateo

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(3) comments

edkahl

Our country and California are cracking under the forces of socialism where the left seeks to buy votes with $5 tril in spending, illegal immigration and ignorance of our Constitution. The re-call is constitutional which Newsom is loosing - hardly an endorsement for our one party government. The Electoral College is an explicit constitutional body created to prevent a tyranny of the majority that destroyed the ancient Greek democracy and many others. If you don’t like it you can raise support to get a constitutional amendment for which there is little support. And what rock would one have to crawl out from under to believe that the re-districting panel is non-partisan. Our failed state is run by the unbridled greed of unaccountable of democrat politicians and unions who have done little to reduce the water crisis, fires and blackouts. It is the failure to address the undergrowth in our forest and add water storage to capture billions of acre feet of water that are let out to the ocean in wet years.

Terence Y

Another day, yet another letter bellyaching about the Constitution because they prefer the discrimination inherent in a popular vote instead of the equity of the Electoral College. However, I do agree that the world is aghast, but not at America’s dysfunction – more at bumbling Joe’s impotence and his America Last policies. On with the show. How many more Americans, servicemen included, will die today, or tomorrow, or after August 31? Or should Biden dig deep for more $billions in ransom? Stolen elections have consequences.

HFAB

Nailed it again, Mr. Caggiano.

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