Democracy for the USA
- The Senate and Congress United States of America
- United States of America
December 29, 2003
The United States is Undemocratic. How can the USA tell Russia and China to be more democratic when the USA has unfair electoral practices?
This is a petition to call on the United States of America to review its electoral practices and to abolish the 'first past the post' electoral system and adopt a system of preferential proportional representation.
The United States has one of the most undemocratic electoral practices. The current president does not represent a majority of USA citizens. The United States president is not directly elected but appointed by an unrepresentative electoral college itself elected by a minority of voters. If the United States is to maintain public confidence as the voice and campion of democracy then it must review its electoral practices to ensure that its Government and Head of State establishes and maintains a majority mandate as opposed to a representation of a minority.
Democracy can only be maintained with the majority support of citizens voting to elect its representative. The current first past the post electoral system was implemented at a time when most Americans were unable to write and had a low standard of education. The time has come for it to join the 21st century and update its electoral practices to give voice to its people and citizens.
The adoption of a preferential electoral system would ensure that the electoral process properly and democratically reflect the view and opinions of its citizens.
Given the power and influence that the United States wields in the world it is fundamental that its electoral practices are reviewed so that its elected representatives reflect the voices of its citizens in a democratic and fair electoral system.
We, the undersigned, petition and call on the United States of America (USA) to review its electoral practices and to abolish the first past the post electoral system in favor of a system of preferential/proportional representation that properly reflects the democratic representation of its citizens.
The Democracy for the USA petition to The Senate and Congress United States of America was written by Democratic USA elections inc and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.