The Broken U.S. Presidential Primary System

November 29, 2011

November 28, 2011

“If we change the way politicians are elected, then we change the way they govern.” – Eliot Ackerman of Americans Elect

The majority of willing voters have been unable to participate in previous US presidential primary elections.  Politicians often drop out early, ending the race before the later-voting states count their votes.  No one doubts that having an earlier vote grants states huge influence, but the question is, why?  Why do we do it this way?   Why does Guam get to vote before California?  Why do the Virgin Islands go before New York state?  Why do we call this country a Democracy, and then use a flagrantly undemocratic system to elect our highest-ranking public official?

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