My dad always said “If it isn’t broken, why fix it.” Ralph Harden wrote (Aug. 3) that there is a weakness in the current voting system because the winner should have more than 50 percent of the vote. Why?

I believe that the candidate with the most votes should win. My dictionary defines majority as “the group, party or faction with the larger number of votes.”

I believe Question 5 about ranked choice voting is a con, created by sour grapes losers who figure that their candidate would have been elected if it wasn’t for those pesky Green Party candidates, or those pesky Libertarian candidates.

It is a con to keep the establishment two-party system from being hijacked by those pesky third parties.

If you like one candidate better than all the others, then vote for that candidate. You should not have to rank the ones you didn’t like.

The current system has worked successfully for hundreds of years. “If it isn’t broken, why fix it.”

I hope others will join me in voting  “no” on Question 5, and all the other referendum questions, as well.

George Mathews, Auburn

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