One can debate on what to do about it but it should start from acknowledging the point that voters were gullible.
Disagree. You are conflating definitions.

This is what Achen and Bartels also talk about in ‘Democracy for Realists’. My only submission is that all voters are gullible. Ascribing irrationality to voter choices is however incorrect. People make their choices based on their conditions and experiences. This acquired knowledge cannot be discounted as gullibility (or worse, irrationality) as Hayek argues in ‘The use of knowledge in society’.

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