Questions and answers on Politics StackExchange are frequently highly-politicised.
In an ideal world, when answers make testable claims, they should be backed up by references, and when deviation from this occurs, those answers should be selected against (ie. not upvoted).
I posted this question and received two answers, neither of which answered the question, or withstood a fact-check.
So I researched my own answer, which I selected as "the answer" after waiting several days for others to better it.
My answer is descriptive, factual and referenced.
And yet it has a net -1 votes.
The other two answers have 21 and 11 net upvotes respectively.
This is not a question of sour grapes: I actively want people to correct me and shine a light on my areas of ignorance.
In this instance the question has failed in its task of informing future visitors.
What happened here is that the answers have been vote-brigaded for partisan political reasons to hide politically undesirable answers.
Is a corrective mechanism needed?