Negative numbers and democracy: an antidote to divisiveness

Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi
8 min readFeb 5, 2021

This short text, in the form of questions and answers, presents in a synthetic way the essence of the proposal of introducing a ‘double electoral vote’, which makes use of both positive numbers (to represent the favorable votes) and negative numbers (to represent the possible votes against, of a defensive nature), in order to protect our failing democracies from the growing political…