The essay should be 5-7 pages. All resources should be from the readings which I attached
The topic is
Recall the class discussions and readings on democratic theory and the various objectives
fulfilled by elections. What are the primary objectives of elections in the American tradition?
That is, of the several purposes fulfilled by elections, which of these seem most important to
the American tradition and which are secondary or tertiary? Given what we know about
formal democratic theory (e.g. Riker, Downs), do our expectations of what we want
elections to do match what we believe they are theoretically capable of doing?