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    Jared Golden is wrong about our democracy

    Jared Golden is wrong about our democracy

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    Reading comments from U.S. Rep. Jared Golden regarding upcoming elections, it struck me that while sounding commonsensical, they may prove apocryphal if we investigate further.

    He said that “hundreds of millions of freedom-loving Americans who won’t let anyone take away our constitutional rights…” With a current voting age population of about 222 million, less than 138 million people voted in 2016 and around 155 million voted in 2020.

    Even when more than 100 million citizens vote, simple majorities do not always carry the day as the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections were won by candidates who did not get the most citizens’ votes!

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