This opinion by Edward B. Foley and is published by The Washington Post:
Political polarization is spurring partisans to extremes, but there’s a simple change Congress could make to reverse this alarming trend: mandate that its members be elected by a majority of votes.
Americans probably think the law already requires this, given the Founders’ reverence for majority rule as an element of self-government. Yet all but six states permit plurality winners, meaning that federal lawmakers can be elected even if they do not secure more than 50 percent of the general election vote.
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