A comment by Mike H. on Public announcement from the Blockhead Commission
DF, we used to have a motto that covered your situation, I think that it went 'one vote, one man.' With that tool you could actually get rid of jerks like that, and even find people to fight those who would like to kill you.
Come to think of it, we have the same problem again. Maybe I'll go buy a history book and see how they did it back then.