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Winner-take-all electoral system is a loser for democracy
Winner-take-all electoral system is a loser for democracy

The national Republican Party has awarded one of its sanctioned presidential primary debates to California. Well, hot Huckabee! Better enjoy. It's likely to be the closest this state gets to the 2016 presidential race. In presidential politics, we're a spectator state in the nosebleed seats. Even if California does offer up more voters than any other state, we're mired in the backwater, far off the main ship channel to the White House. There's an exception, of course, for the relatively wealthy few capable of donating generously to a candidate. These bankrollers are coddled and charmed. But the millions of ordinary folks are snubbed and taken for granted. I'm...

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