In a report released yesterday by the New Hampshire non-profit Open Democracy, low voter turnout, lack of diversity in public office and big money are just a few factors affecting the health of the Granite State’s democracy. Open Democracy Executive Director Dan Weeks said at a press conference in Concord yesterday that too much power is concentrated in a few hands and that affects voter participation:
The report also states that incumbents have as high as a 3 to 1 fund raising advantage and 70 percent of state races saw incumbents reelected.
Former state senator Jim Rubens of Hanover said that has a huge affect on policy matters:
Rubens will be a guest on Live and Local at 7:40am Monday….
The full report is available at OpenDemocracy.me.