Originally Posted by Taco John
No it's not. If you want any proof of this, just research what would happen if the electoral college tied.
A Federal Republic isn't a "type" of democracy. It's an evolution past democracy. Yes, it has roots there, but the US is no more a democracy than a baptist church is a catholic one.
No, the correct analogy is that a Baptist church and a Catholic church are both types of Christian churches despite differences in doctrine and practice.
The United States is a representative democracy with universal suffrage where all votes are counted equally. It is a democracy in form and practice.
This a hilarious form of pedantry, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you.