Letters to the Editor

Winning delegates

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 candidate garners a clear majority, there is a run-off between the top two vote-getters).

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

Stanley Spatz, Hollywood