The presentee election

"Every vote is cast in person by an identified citizen before an independent witness."

Why do we have elections, anyway? It’s a strange nation indeed that loves elections, but loathes politicians. We seem to regard democracy (in the literal sense of the word, meaning electing the people who run, or purportedly run, the government) as an unpleasant necessity—an odd place for a 250-year-old revolution to wind up.

The answer is actually simpl…

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