Is it no wonder that among the 21 democracies in Western Europe and North America the US is next to last in voter turn-out?
By John Lawrence
A lot of people these days are concerned with getting the money out of politics.
That’s an admirable goal, but it doesn’t solve the problem that’s built right into the American political system: a voting system in which the majority rules and there is no minority representation because the winner takes all.
At every level the US is divided up into districts whether its state assembly and senatorial districts, US Congressional districts, San Diego city council districts or what have you. Citizens in a particular district can only vote for one candidate and the candidate with the most votes wins in that district.