Representative democracy: Two steps forward

Commentary | May 13, 2009 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

Our state legislators spent most of their time bemoaning the economy and the deficit, and undermining public services this year. But even amid the wreckage, they managed to strengthen the representative democracy that we claim to be. One new law will eventually guarantee that the elected president of the United States is the candidate who receives the most votes. Another will enfranchise citizens now excluded from voting.

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