The original Constitution’s provisions which violate the principle of one citizen, one vote need to be changed. Eliminate the Electoral College and have each state certify the total vote count for president in their election by a certain date. The problem of the Senate is more difficult to address. We could allocate seats in the Senate based on population. But if there is merit to the idea of equal representation there must be a way to prevent the Senate from blocking the will of the majority, perhaps by allowing a supermajority of the House to override the Senate, or at least preventing the Senate from denying a vote on legislation sent over by the House.

Harold Scott Gurvey ’73
Montclair, N.J.