To the 275 million US Citizens of the United States of America:

Essay by BIGTOEMASO January 2004

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To the 275 million US Citizens of the United States of America,

With the election year upon us, I want to get your opinion on an issue that has been bothering me. For the past three years I have been constantly thinking about the election process for the President of the United States of America. Currently this position is occupied by a human being that inhabits this Earth, and he goes by the name of George W. Bush.

In the election for the President of the United States in the year 2000, over 101,000,000 US citizens voted for who they thought should be the President. When it was all said and done, the people, you and me, clearly showed, by a margin of over 500,000 votes, that we wanted Mr. Al Gore to occupy this highest position that represents us. However, according to the current 'system' in place, Mr.

Bush was put into the Presidency by the vote of 538 government representatives, also known as 'electoral college.'

With the current election 'system' that is installed, 'we the people' cast our votes in November, and then the 'electoral college' casts their vote in December. Just to refresh your memory, or in case you did not know, it is the 'electoral college' that votes for the President, and not you directly. This it what has been bothering me.

To me, a more equitable method for electing the President is what 'we the people' directly say, and not only a few hundred government representatives.

With the technology that exists today, our votes can be tabulated instantaneously. If you don't believe me, then just look at the last few elections. Votes are counted the same night of the election. Look at the Internet. I can talk to the entire world, anytime, instantaneously.