Democracy is Dead

The United States would take up last spot on this European list.
  • The less your vote matters, the lower the voter turnout.
  • When there are four seats on the council, then we can try to express ourselves via these four people. Yet when there are just two seats per election cycle, then getting a foot in the door got made twice as hard. The next time around, the odds are just as bad. It is quite obvious: City Hall does not like us.
  • If you like Cobalt Blue, but the real choice is between Lemon Yellow and Tangerine Orange, are you then going to vote? Likely not.
  • If you like Cobalt Blue, but just three candidates can get picked (from particular parts of the rainbow), then you are lucky if one of them is blu-ish. Your chances did not improve by much and many still end up empty-handed.
  • Proportional voting is the only system in which tinkering is not included; no internal walls are raised. All voters are valued equally in the outcomes.
National elections — voter turnout — 55 years of data.

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