By Jeff Brown
Simulpost with OpedNews, a fraternal site
Very few world citizens get to vote for president and legislators in two different countries, but this author does. Comparing the voting and election systems in United States and France can lead the reader to only one shocking conclusion…”
America is an outlier in the world of democracies when it comes to the structure and conduct of elections. Thomas E. Mann
How It All Happened
I recently voted in the French primary and runoff presidential races and just voted in the first and second rounds of France’s legislative elections. I have been voting in France’s elections since 1990. I have also faithfully voted in every presidential election in the United States, since 1972, as well as most federal legislative, state and local ones since that time, all the way down to the local school board level! Needless to say, I take my right to vote very, very seriously and look upon it as an anchor that helps ground civil society, at least societies that have a tradition of universal suffrage.