In 1987 a special election was conducted by the 5th California District (later redistricted to become the 8th) to fill a vacant Congressional seat there.
38,927 voters or 36.1%* of those casting ballots successfully launched the career of Nancy Pelosi, current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
This is the third most powerful political position in the United States of America. The President and Vice President of the United States, elected by a majority of American voters, are the only two politicians who wield more power than Nancy Pelosi, a local low-level lightweight politician elected by less than 39,000 Americans.
According to our system of government, if for some reason the President, and then the Vice President were to be incapacitated and unable to serve, Nancy Pelosi, elected by a mere 38,927 Americans, would ascend to the highest position of power in the United States of America.
If ever there might be a reason to adjust our election procedures, this one cries out for immediate attention. The founders of this great country had no way to predict or foresee a time in America's history when someone so inept, on so many levels, could stand so close to assuming responsibility to lead this great land.