Can hear you are one of those not knowing or understanding how things actually work in your nation.
Where to start. First not all states have the same voting system. again something that further the vote to be none democratic.
2. you have to register to vote, not just vote, and again in a nation like the us with such big difference, from people living in bassicly their own little kingdoms, to people living without water or electricity and can barely feed them self that means some groups wont be voting. plus all those millions of americans that is not allowed to vote for none valid democratic reasons.
That with the fact that its not the people vote that is the vote in basic. not only in the way that well million of people can vote but have no voice if the state is 51% something else. infact those who decide where the states "vote" shall go often dont even need to follow the people infact its there choice.
Again something taking it far away from a democratic system..
And again. a democratic system dont work as you keep putting it out.
It follow the will of the people as it should in any free place.
And NYC is not the issue with the failiors of schools and everything else. regardless they might have bad schools. but the issue is how its all done.
Being run locally. and not having state oversight. mean schools like many things will be based on your luck and or wealth..
You can be born one place in the US. and have schools like in a 3 world country. where there are no water for your home. and no jobs to earn money. where you can afford the healhcare you need that should be a right and so on and so on.. while an hour away you can have one of the best schools in the world. have everything you need and much more..
These are the issues with such a system. that its based on who you are, where you are born. luck.
Its based on wealth. not rights. not everyone have the same rights. same with voting. not everyone counts as the same.
Why do you think there are "key states" to win.
And so many things. but just from what you have said so far. you already proven that you dont really know what you speak of.
You know a little, and you have made that how you think it is. and that is what you are defending you have never actually taken the time to research all of those things.
A problem that happen all to often.
Even with the simple things that can be found through your own goverments papers in a few minutes..
people dont know. and the goverment make sure to paint an other picture. to paint the other things those things that could help as something bad, and the image of the all great america. to hide the other side. of millions of unheard americans.
those are the one you fail by not knowing these simple things..
Your fellow americans. with less luck than you.