Letters to the Editor

Winner takes all

In the primary elections, it is reasonable to assign delegates proportionate to the vote.

However, in a winner-take-all state, awarding all the delegates to the candidate with only a plurality is irrational. The party conventions will not permit this, and indeed in most municipal and congressional elections, when no one candidate garners a clear majority, there is a run-off between the top two vote-getters.

If such a rule obtained for the winner-take-all primaries, the ultimate nominee would be a much better reflection of the will of the majority.

Stanley Spatz, Hollywood