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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 02:31 PM

33. It needs to be both fair AND protective of the will of the people.

I'm guessing the authoritarian state that Trump and the white nationalists are now much closer to imposing on us isn't one of the chips any of us are prepared to let fall as they may, nor our democracy.

Caucuses average about 3% participation and are easily the best chance for someone who could not get him or herself elected by a real majority to get around the little problem of the will of the people. Note that at 3% the only people these stealth candidates need to make their case to are small numbers of supporters, who stay quiet and then swarm in. An intensely bad way of running an election.

Most of the time, of course, the subversion isn't by some outside menace but by local power players who make sure they control the process. Great for protecting embedded local corruption. Which is a major reason for doing it this way, cheaper also of course.

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