In 1787, the U.S. popular vote was made merely advisory. The actual choice was left to elites who comprise the Electoral College.
Global democracy is under threat. The ranks of authoritarian leaders of large nations not only include China, Russia and Turkey, but also the United States.
As long as the Democratic Party keeps allowing wealthy oligarchs to remain at the driver’s seat, it won’t matter what brand new figurehead they churn out of their assembly line.
Similar voting systems yield very different participation rates.
What effect does a voting mandate have on turnout in places like Mexico, Australia or Belgium?
How many voting-age people show up to vote in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium?
A key obstacle to voting is the unnecessary complexity of the U.S. voting process.