There are three ways to compel a democratically elected government to act:
- A revolution – overthrow them.
- Agitation that is strong and so pervasive in the media, and yet sympathetically covered, that the voting majority is influenced by the group’s actions in their voting choices.
Source: NYT 2/28/18.
Economist, Albert Hirschman described disgruntled citizens’ options: Exit, Voice, or Loyalty. Voting is voice.