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The United States is one of very few democracies in the world to use winner-take-all elections to choose representatives for legislatures, city councils, and even most school boards. A typical American election occurs in a single-member district or ward, where the candidate with the most votes wins, whether chosen by a majority or, in a multicandidate race, by only a plurality of voters. From this practice stems the endemic underrepresentation of minorities in our political life. Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act has led ...

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Right to Representation: Proportional Election Systems for the 21 2002, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814250587

2nd edition

Trade paperback

Right to Representation: Proportional Election Systems for the 21 2000, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814208540

2nd edition

Hardcover