BBC Says U.S. Presidential Candidates Spend 23 Times Per Voter as is Spent in British Parliamentary Elections

This interesting BBC article, written for a British audience, describes campaign spending in the U.S. presidential race this year. The article says on a per-voter basis, American presidential candidates spent 23 times as much money as the British candidates for House of Commons put together. The article also mentions that multiple political parties in Britain get free air time. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the link.


  1. Demo Rep · · Reply

    Circa 70 percent of the Brit MPs got elected in 2010 with a minority of the votes in the Brit MP gerrymander districts — due to the multiple larger parties in many districts.

    I.E. the UK has a truly EVIL ANTI-Democracy regime – claiming to be a *democracy* — a blatant PERVERSION since the late 1200s — a mere 700 plus years ago.
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  2. Baronscarpia · · Reply

    Yeah…and the per capita income of Qatar is twice that of the U.S. What do the numbers look like of we take out Adelson’s contributions?

  3. The ratio should be even greater given that all the important decisions for the UK are made in either Washington or Brussels.

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