Banksy, October 2013.
I’d go on about how every vote does count, and how it’s our duty as Americans to participate. But it didn’t take long to sink in that I was just pitching platitudes. This caused me a crisis of faith … The more I thought about the high rate of nonparticipation, the more I felt it was the result of a political structure that discourages diverse ideas.So he began to think outside the box—but not outside the ballot box. He concluded that the biggest problem with American legislative elections—even bigger than big money and partisan redistricting—is districting itself: the one-member-constituency, winner-take-all system of elections.