Barrett, Richard L.
December 1960
New Republic;12/12/60, Vol. 143 Issue 25, p30
Presents several letters to the editor referencing articles published in previous issues. Constructional amendment of electoral votes in the U.S.; Election controversy in the State of Illinois, which illustrates, forcibly, the grotesqueness of the present Electoral College system; Possibilities of fraud, corruption and chicanery in the voting system; Argument that the proportional plan--with its possibility for picking up electoral votes in virtually every state in the Union by the shift of several thousand ballots-- would invite total retabulation in every state in a close year; View on the value of capital punishment.


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