The Denver Post is just wrong in wanting to change how the election of the President is conducted. Instead of using the electoral college, they want to use the national vote.
This is just wrong. It seems to me that they have forgotten the civics and American government classes.
The electoral college was set up to lessen the influence of big states and cities. And lessen the influence of political parties. It has raised the importance of rural communities and smaller states.
As close as the elections have become, the importance of the smaller states has become important. For example, Colorado has become a battleground state and it has brought all of the presidential candidates to campaign here and not only in the Denver metro area.
Finally, they are totally inaccurate when they say millions of votes aren’t counted. They are all counted and important. The elections are too close and too important for people not to vote.
Researchers have found it’s quite costly to municipalities when local newspapers close. They looked at counties where local newspapers have closed and found that local governments spend more on loans for projects than those counties who had a local newspapers.