Take California - there are some 30 million
adults 18 years of age or older and purportedly
some 22 million are eligible to register to vote
and 16 million registered with some 8.9 million
voting. Feinstein got elected in 2006 with 5
million votes or 60% of the total votes cast of
some 8.3 million votes cast for US Senator.
We have a US Senator elected with the
vote of 16% of California adults.
Now how representative is that?
Barbara Boxer did not fair any better
either with the voters or California adults.
Democracy is a joke when you do not
even have the tyranny of the 50% plus one.
At least back in the good old days when
the legislature did the electing you could at
least get a 50% plus one vote.
Ron Getty - SF Libertarian
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