Opinion: How our system of primary elections could destroy democracy
Washington Post author and Ohio State Law professor Edward Foley writes about the consequences of partisan primaries and plurality winners.
“There is no way to say these winners are the collective choice of each primary’s voters. The fundamental idea of an election is that the will of the majority should prevail. To be sure, in our constitutional system, we guard against a tyranny of the majority through a set of checks and balances. Still, when we put questions of public policy and the representation of citizens to a vote, we want that vote to be decided by the larger share prevailing over the smaller — not the other way around.”
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