Corporate Suffrage

This eyebrow-raising story came to my attention via Common Cause, which has been fighting a bill that would allow LLCs and other corporate entities that own property in Seaford, Delaware to vote in that city’s municipal elections even if the business owners are non-residents. Adding to the extremely problematic nature of this proposal is the fact that only 300-600 voters typically participate in local elections, and this bill would make 200 LLCs and other “artificial entities” eligible, more than enough to affect the outcome. I consider this a sign of the times, part of the larger juggernaut of corporate interests steamrolling actual human beings.

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Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.



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