The US electoral system is one of intolerance and prevents other views from being presented to the American public, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.
Hoenig, a Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday as Americans began to cast their ballots to settle a contentious US presidential race between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic candidate Donald Trump.
“Since 1980 and the right wing Reagan Revolution, the average turnout of registered voters for a presidential election has been 53%. This doesn’t include all those eligible to vote but do not register,” Hoenig said.
“In most developed countries the numbers are much higher for many reasons. In a number of countries voting is mandatory. Most countries have parliamentary systems and parties are represented in their legislative bodies based on percent of votes. Here in the US we…