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Democracy? 25% Elect Obama (similar to other elections)

According to John Locke, “the government is not legitimate unless it is carried on with the consent of the governed.” What constitutes such consent? What percent of the (voting-age) governed would constitute consent of the governed?  Turnout for the 2012 Presidential election was 126 M out of about 219 M eligible voters (57.5%; as of […]