A. Barton Hinkle on the Weirdness of Majority Rule

By early last week, a race once too close to call
had become almost too close to comprehend. More than 2.2 million
people cast a ballot in Virginia’s contest for attorney general,
but by Monday morning, Republican Mark Obenshain led
Democrat Mark Herring by only 17 votes — a lead that appeared to
vanish by week’s end, when Herring inched ahead by 164 votes. A.
Barton Hinkle says narrow elections like this can have broad
consequences, and for those who care about the consent of the
governed, that is one more reason to limit government’s scope.

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/18/a-barton-hinkle-on-the-weirdness-of-majo

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