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America’s uninformed electorate heads for the polls

August 15, 2014
By Tom Wallace

William Buckley, the revered conservative icon of decades past, once suggested New York City would be better served if their election process was replaced by a random drawing of names from the telephone directory. His suggestion, obviously made in jest, now appears more rational. While a number of major hurdles have historically restricted American elections from achieving the ideal of a large majority of well-informed citizens being able and willing to vote, in modern times, additional impediments have appeared.



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