Washington Post March 29, 2016 HKS Authors See citation below for complete author information. Pippa Norris Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics Abstract Analyzes the quality of elections in the US compared with equivalent democracies. Citation Norris, Pippa. "U.S. Elections Ranked Worst Among Western Democracies. Here's Why." Washington Post. March 29, 2016.