Featured post: James Jimenez

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez wrote about poverty and elections:

It’s like love and marriage, only malignant.

Poverty and elections are inextricably linked to each other in a perverse sort of equilibrium. Poverty drives people to sell their

votes, thereby ensuring that those who buy votes actually have a much greater chance of winning elections. And because those who buy votes are intrinsically corrupt, you can expect that their term as elected officials will probably just worsen the plight of the voters, thereby increasing the number of voters willing to commoditize their right of suffrage, increasing also the number of corrupt

politicians in power.

I get dizzy just thinking about it.

Read the whole piece here, from the point of view of some in-the-know of the electoral process.

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