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People look at these options and shrug: Understanding the dead end election.


We have a system that is set up to make it difficult to vote. And unless we get serious about actually thinking about what it would take to get more than a thin numerical majority of voting age people to vote, we're going to keep having problems. And part of that problem is some 60% of Americans say they wish there was another party. People look at these options and shrug.

Journalist Sarah Jaffe examines the blindspots in the election that no one saw coming - from the clueless elite national media, to the supremely confident Clinton campaign - and explains why the widespread anti-Trump protests following the election give her hope for a renewed engagement with politics, even if it begins with resisting the politics of President Trump.

Sarah wrote the articles The Democrats' Deadly Error for the New York Times and Why Anti-Trump Protests Matter for Rolling Stone.

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Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and the co-host of Dissent magazine's Belabored podcast. Her first book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is available now from Nation Books.


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