“How can the United States fix its democracy? Look to the north.”

In this Washington Post piece on how the Canadian system of elections is structured so differently from ours, I particularly enjoyed this line:

Contrary to the impulse of the uber-democrat who believes that democracy means chaining each element of the state to an elected office, the Canadian system recognizes that the further politicians are from the process of determining electoral boundaries, the more fair and legitimate elections will be.

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