True, but when it comes to European elections, every country is essentially a constituency (although five of them have multiple constituencies
), and I can't think of too many elections in which various constituencies vote on different days. After all, if EU members can't even agree to hold pan-EU elections on the same day, what hope is there for "an ever closer union."
But I suspect this is a topic for another place and another time.
This is the thing. A supposedly single European Parliament election, is actually 28 separate country by country elections to that parliament. Just like in America, it's actually 50 seperate elections to the US Houses of Congress every 2 years, not just one national election.
Right, but even the U.S. manages to hold all those elections on the same day.
True, but the EU has 200 million more people than the US - specifically 512.6 million. They also have to deal with language barriers and different methods of voting. Most of the US uses digital or Scantron based voting systems where the total is counted as people voted. Where other developed countries may just use a piece of paper where you place a check mark or x on your choice.
Also, about half of the EU countries have populations smaller than the five boroughs of NYC. Four countries have populations less than Manhattan. California has more people than 22 countries.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.