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First-past-the-post letter goes too far

Re: Gary Dale's letter, "First-past-the-post system perverts will of majority, says letter-writer," (The Hill Times, May 30, p. 8) and on my concerns about electoral reform, he tortures a variety of statistics to try to make them tell the truth. He goes much too far, however, when he tries to draw a line between the first-past-the-post electoral system and Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany. His argument is offensive and misleading. I believe Mr. Dale owes us all an apology.

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First-past-the-post letter goes too far

Re: Gary Dale's letter, "First-past-the-post system perverts will of majority, says letter-writer," (The Hill Times, May 30, p. 8) and on my concerns about electoral reform, he tortures a variety of statistics to try to make them tell the truth. He goes much too far, however, when he tries to draw a line between the first-past-the-post electoral system and Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany. His argument is offensive and misleading. I believe Mr. Dale owes us all an apology.

  

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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