Steve Rose

August 23, 2014

Voters’ apathy leads to unbalanced power in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere

When only a small percentage of people bother to follow events and take the time to vote, they are saying they do not care who governs them. Yet, those elected to govern by a small minority of voters set the agenda for every governmental unit in America, from a small town like Ferguson, to state legislatures, to the Congress of the United States.

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