The Daily Northwestern

Lamps: US democracy should be based on proportional representation

Joseph Lamps, Columnist

October 26, 2015

In the United States, candidates can win elections without popular support. Just look at the 2000 presidential election, won by George W. Bush with 47.8 percent of the vote. For a democratic nation, this is a big problem. Because...

Firing Squad: Let’s open our ballots to third parties

Tanner Maxwell, Design Editor

October 25, 2012

The 2012 election brings me my first opportunity to vote in a presidential election, but it seems my minority opinion will be unheard before I even get a chance to mark my ballot. Voting in my first election brings me great...