The Netherlands: Another Country Heard From


By all accounts there are plenty of Americans who have decided not to vote at all in next month's presidential election — and lots of others who wish they did not feel that they have to. Across the Atlantic, however, there is a band of Dutchmen who would like nothing better than to help pick the next President of the U.S. Since they cannot, they have formed a group called Aktie (for Action) Precedent to try to influence U.S. votes.

At the heart of their effort is an IBM-supervised mock election sampling the...

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