It’s Time to Recall the Recalls in California

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“American democracy has become polluted with circumstances where one party can win control of the executive branch without a majority of voters, or use our system’s multiple veto points and idiosyncrasies to block majorities in Congress from setting policy. In a country with a high barrier for constitutional amendments, or a state with unified Republican control and the wherewithal to draw gerrymandered maps that maintain it, this becomes a frustrating and intractable problem. But California isn’t like that. Democrats have massive registration advantages and a supermajority in the legislature. They don’t have to settle for an absurdity like the recall rules we’ve become so familiar with over the past couple of months.” (09/14/21)