The democratic election system gives the people the power to choose their officials, but in an era when the media and the Internet control almost all information, the will of the people is to some extent controlled. And the people’s own weaknesses, give the politicians room to manipulate public opinion. Such as for Andrew Gillum, who narrowly lost to DeSantis, ended up being indicted and arrested for conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false statements.
But there are some people who don’t mind politicians cheating, as long as a small favor is given to the people. Some politicians can do whatever they want, even destroy a country. El Salvador is a case in point, where the president wants to build a bitcoin city.