Re "A vote for fairness," Opinion, Oct. 28
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Keyssar are both right: General presidential elections by district rather than state are the best way to implement the democratic ideal. However, a state-by-state initiative process -- allocation by districts only if the same initiative is adopted by states representing 60% or more of the electoral votes -- is probably not as dangerous as a state-by-state campaign for a constitutional amendment. Too many wing nuts backed by too much money would turn that process into a free-for-all. Of course, special interests govern this country, so neither rational approach has any chance.