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Popular sovereignty is the belief that all political power is ultimately held by the people. The people agree to relinquish some power, but not all. Since only a portion of the power is given to rulers, their authority is limited and the remaining powers reside with the people. The people, through voting can vote for or against proposed laws, thereby stopping government officials from enacting laws on their own. This keeps government officials from having too much power and limits corruption.

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