Monday, October 08, 2007

Does your vote count?

Not in primary season. Apparently.

According to a fascinating article in Salon by Michael Scherer, your vote may not have the same value you think it does.
The American system for nominating a presidential candidate has about as much in common with actual democracy as Donald Duck has with a lake mallard. It's not just that this year's primaries have been further front-loaded, or that the early primary states aren't representative of the nation at large. There is only passing fairness. There is only the semblance of order. There is nothing like equal representation under the law.
Well worth reading, even though you may have to sit through an ad.

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