We recently posted about Article 21 of the UDHR, the right to vote—and in particular, why voter turnout has been at historic lows. One answer: When you don’t support any of the available options.
This video shines a spotlight on a little-discussed aspect of the problem: Even in states with open primaries, the presidential primaries allow only members of a particular party to choose the party’s candidate. Which means, that if you’re one of a growing number of Americans–estimated at nearly half of eligible voters–who don’t affiliate with the Democrats and Republicans, you have no real say about who’s on the November ballot for the White House.
Are unaffiliated voters being denied their fundamental human rights? Is a more equitable system possible? We’d love to hear your thoughts.