Cookie: What’s an election?
Me: That’s when everybody picks their leaders. Everyone gets one vote, and the person with the most votes wins.
Cookie: Why do people do that?
Me: It’s a democracy, Cookie. This way everyone gets a say in how they want their government to work by voting for the person they like.
Cookie: Ok. So who do you like, Daddy?
Me: Well… nobody. I’m probably going to vote for whomever I dislike the least.
Cookie: So democracy is people voting for people they don’t hate?