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Electoral System

Orchestrated Distrust of Voting System Could Harm Democracy

Cody Lyon | Posted 10.14.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the night of the first 2016 presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on September 26, I met a friend at his place for a quick bite before we headed to watch the event at an East Village bar.

Democratize the Electoral System!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The principle of "one person, one vote" rings out upon the U.S.-American landscape as an essential and central unifying element of our great democracy, but one which, unfortunately, merely resounds as an ideal rather than as the reality.

Change Turkey's Electoral System

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

The AKP, which has ruled more than any other party in Turkish history, is bracing to solicit votes for upcoming parliamentary elections with a promise that the country will be better shaped if led by a president with more executive powers.

Electoral Systems and the Democracy Gap in Southern Europe

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The discrepancy between the U.S. and Europe in what concerns direct democracy is shocking and absurd in this day and age. Current electoral systems in Southern Europe are an assault on the ideal of a modern democracy.

Parenting and the Electoral System

Grant Calder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Grant Calder

No matter how many times I explain it to them, my kids can't seem to grasp that the people's choice in the world's oldest democracy is not necessarily the one who assumes the country's highest office, but they're only 10 (twins).

In the Trenches of Democracy

Robert Watson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Watson

It shouldn't take a terrible hurricane in the northeast or partisan effort in Florida to remind us that the health of American democracy rests, in part, in the integrity of our election system.

Gore Proposes Sweeping Reform Of Electoral System

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore gave a strong endorsement on Thursday for deciding presidential elections according to the national popular vote. In ...

After the (Grand Old) Party: Don't Go Home Just Yet

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

If the crowds celebrating Obama's victory go home in 2009, his Administration will achieve disappointing results. The President-Elect will confront a variety of national and global crises.