Winner-take-all very undemocratic system: American analyst

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…

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