RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) About the only thing this gringo can reliably say about the US electoral system is it’s a horrific mess.
In fact, it is almost unfathomable. Any effort to explain its intricacies and idiocies here would be as likely to succeed as my trying to explain quantum theory to my Golden Retriever.
The American voting systems (plural because in addition to Federal, there are a gazillion State and municipal systems) make a bad joke of the concept of democracy. Consistent and unsuccessful efforts over the years to unscramble these eggs has caused an increasingly brutal . . .