We vote for too many people

Matt Yglesias on how voting for judges makes our criminal justice system all messed up. Then there’s this where Londoners vote for 5 people, New Yorkers vote for 15 people, PLUS judges.

A resident of London votes for a borough councillor, a member of the London Assembly, a mayor of the city, a member of parliament, and a member of the European parliament. A resident of New York City votes for a city council member, a mayor, a public advocate, a city comptroller, a district attorney, a state assembly member, a state senator, a governor, a lieutenant governor, a state comptroller, a state attorney general, a member of the US house, two US Senators, and the President. Then on top of all that he votes for judges!

Via Matt.

We vote for too many people

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