The United States Isn’t a Democracy—And Was Never Intended to Be

Voting has always been restricted to empower a minority

Washington Post
Nov 6, 2018 · 5 min read
November 5, 2018—Voters cast ballots for early voting at the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office in Norwalk, Calif., a day ahead of the midterm elections. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

By Michael Todd Landis

While voters go to the polls and celebrate democracy in action, the sad truth is that the United States has never really been a functioning democracy.

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