Since it’s our mission to give our listeners what they want, we’ve brought you a standalone episode that covers different topics yet always comes back to the question, “What would you do?” We are in the third week of November and it is still not decided who will be the President of the United States after January 20th, 2021, and it’s all because Joe Biden and Donald Trump have both claimed victory.
In this episode, we talk about election day, why the long lines pose a threat to the process, and why we think that candidates’ party affiliation should not be shown on the ballots. Just think about it: in this hyper-divisive political environment, people tend to stand by their party regardless of who the candidate is or what their policies are and, in this way, we elect presidents we really shouldn’t.
We then take a deep dive into the origins of our existing electoral system, uncovering the systems of oppression and racism it was built on, and how the white slave owners in the South used the Three-fifths Compromise to maintain their positions of power. We reckon it’s time to change the system.