Reporter Russell Berman poses the question, "Can proportional representation save American democracy?"
Russell Berman, reporter for The Atlantic, unpacks the problems with our current winnter-takes-all election system and highlights a possible solution — proportional representation.
During his reporting, Berman interviews Lee Drutman, co-founder of Fix Our House, to learn more about how proportional representation would change the current electoral landscape of the United States. According to Drutman, "If [proportional representation is] implemented, its backers believe it could help transform America into a multiparty democracy.
Grant Tudor, policy advocate at the nonpartisan group Protect Democracy, further echoed this sentiment stating, "there’s something structural about a multiparty [system] that depresses polarization, depresses the risk of political violence—that depresses extremism.”