November 3 was not a victory that should bring about dancing in the street. That 80-to-74 score was a close race. The "80" might want to thank a fellow by the name of George Floyd.

Having said that, I don't think the electoral college is an undemocratic mechanism. It will not vault an unviable candidate into the president's position.

Mr. Trump was a viable contender in 2016. He was, despite his ineptness at his job, a viable contender in 2020. And if his health holds, he will be viable in 2024.

Isn't it strange that some event like George Floyd or an email leak or a sailboat trip with a young woman can derail a political campaign. Such an event need only change the minds of a few voters (most likely not to vote) to produce a totally different result.

Time to put western democracy aside and start building something new. Something that is not so fickle.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit

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