How does democracy represent the will of the people when the people do not execute their own will? 

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emtheawesome | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Honors

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Democracy represents the will of the people because the people actually vote over problems and bills. However, in a representative democracy, which is what is in the United States, the people do not vote for the bill or idea directly. Instead, they vote on a person of a certain party to represent them and their ideas. With this, the government doesn't have to count all of the votes of everyone, but instead they can count the votes of the representatives. 

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