Report – Low Voter Turn Out Due to Lack of Diversity

rubensIn 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.

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