Vladimir Putin Tightens Grip on Russia’s Parliament With Election Rout
President Vladimir Putin of Russia, center, at a cabinet meeting on Monday in Moscow. CreditPool photo by Alexei Nikolsky
Summary: President Vladimir V. Putin gains more control of the country as he grows in popularity. He gained almost complete results in the national election and this means that United Russia which is what Putin leads now have absolute majority. This was something most people and experts expected so it was something of a personal win for president Putin. But one thing that was surprising is that there was a record low amount of voters this year, only 48% of the country voted and most of the the people who didn't vote are people from the more populated areas where many people that are against Putin live. The Untied Russia gained 54% of the votes and over 28 million people voted for them but 111.6 million people are eligible to vote in Russia. Every other party in Russia lost many voters, for example the communist party lost more than 50% of their voters.
Connection : This can be connected to how in 2014 the US had the worst turnout of voters since 1942.
Question: Do you think the something like this could happen in the US where less than 50% of the country votes in the national election?