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USA: fusion voting under attack

| Everyone knows the USAs democracy big flaw of a two party system. Not so widely known is that there actually exist a mechanism, which still allows smaller parties and political movements to participate: Electoral Fusion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_fusion

Traditionally it was under attack by republicans, which suspect social, ecological and civil right parties and movements generally as "evil communists". (red scare)


| This is why electoral fusion is only left in a few, mostly democrats dominated, states. But now certain groups inside the democrat party try to get rid of this mechanism, too. A main cause is a rich peoples taxation introduced in NY under pressure of the small "Working Families Party", that supported the democrats by electoral fusion.

https://jacobinmag.com/2019/11/fusion-voting-working-families-party-wfp-democratic-party/


| //neat//

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