Question by  JediPenguin (19)

What is the difference between the United States and a true democracy?


Answer by  Migs (51)

The US is a representative democracy. Unlike a true democracy, the vote of the people has absolutely no influence when electing the country's president. Our votes directly count for the election of Senators and representatives only. In a democracy, the majority of common votes determines the country's leader.


Answer by  Betty0320 (734)

A true democracy is a system of government where the popular vote decides the winning side. The United States is a Republic: the people elect representatives who vote in our stead. Even general elections, where all people vote, are not decided based on the popular vote in a republic.


Answer by  John (9008)

In a true democracy, people vote on every decision, no matter how small. The United States is a representative democracy; rather than voting on each and every decision, people elect people to vote on these decisions for them.

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