Le Pen Could’ve Won Here

Le Pen Could’ve Won Here

Unite America Democracy Fellow Richard Barton writes for The Bulwark about France’s recent election as an example of how American electoral institutions distort voter representation and fuel partisanship. 

But if France used American electoral institutions that all but guarantee two-party rule, as well as partisan primaries to determine its head-to-head second-round elections, Le Pen would likely be the French president-elect, and the West would have just lost a crucial ally in the global battle against Putin and authoritarianism.

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