chapter  12
Winner Take All Policy: Where the Majority Does Not Always Rule
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Finally, after analyzing the impact of Winner Take All and its gremlin progeny on campaigns, representation, participation, and national division, we arrive at policy. If it were merely high-minded democratic ideals and destinies like “fair representation,” “voter participation,” “electoral competition,” and “informative campaigns” taking the direct hit, while governance and public policy stayed on track, the reaction to Winner Take All post-democracy might justifiably be a collective national shrug. Americans, now the least exuberant participants in our democracy in the established democratic world, have become used to diminished expectations. As long as national policy is still somewhat on target and the economy is chugging on the tracks, some will think less democracy an acceptable price.