Removing the Least Democratic Part of America’s Elections

Lawrence Lessig @ IVN.US Sep 15, 2017

Voting in America is not easy. You first have to register. You have to find your polling place. In most states, you have to take time before, during, or after work to get to your polling place. You have to wait in line, sometimes for hours.

In some states, you even have to prove you are who you say you are.

And then, after all that, in the vote for president at least, if you don’t happen to vote for the candidate who happens to win in your state, your vote is worth nothing. It counts for nothing in selecting the next president — just because of where you happen to live.

 

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