DC’s low-turnout, non-inclusive elections need reform

This past week, I filled out my ballot for Washington, D.C.’s June primary elections and mailed it. I did it out of a sense of civic duty not because I am under any illusion that any of my candidates will win in November’s general election. None of them have a chance. The only candidates listed on my ballot are Republicans, and no member of the GOP has ever been elected as mayor. The city’s 13-member council presently has 11 Democrats and two independents (both of whom legislate like Democrats). Only two Republicans have won council seats in the past 30 years. Despite my desire to see Nelson Rimensnyder become our delegate to Congress, he will lose once again to Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who has held the position since 1991…. (Read more)

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