Democracy as it was created in the West, means representative government. This is when a group of citizens elect a single person to represent them in the government. That representative themselves gets one vote in the legislature. Hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of citizens' voting power gets condensed into a single vote. What that means is that one candidate who who wins an election with half a million votes, will have the exact same voting power and a representative colleague who win their election with 100,000 votes.
Latif Simorghi is an activist, blogger, and author.