Does the "common man" still have a legitimate place in the American political system? Is it proper that a "street person's" vote can nullify the vote of someone with a college degree, who performs civic work, and pays thousands of dollars of tax every year? Or, is this "universal" voting practice no longer valid in the 21st century?
The common man does still have a legitimate place in the American political system, but it this place must be taken in context. When identifying the common man I would surmise that you are alluding to someone who earns the average wage and is either upper middle income or middle income. If asking whether this person still has resonance in the political process regarding voting I would state that they indeed can still play a vital role especially in local and state elections. The relevancy of his or hers legitimacy in national elections such as for the President of the United States has always been a contentious issue because the popular vote is superseded by the electoral college, which ultimately determines the winner of the election. Therefore, if the loser has more popular votes i.e. more votes from the common man but loses the Electoral College, he would still not win the presidency, ...
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