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Voting in the United States

by Jeph Johnson

 

I have some ideas how to make voting more exciting. It will get more people to vote and make their votes count.

 

First of all have mail in ballots with postage paid. This will eliminate "polls closing on the East coast" influencing West coast voters. Once your ballot is counted you get a small monetary reimbursement mailed back to you, rather than voter penalties for not voting.

 

Another idea would be to treat candidates like ballot measures. Give everyone ten votes and allow everyone to vote "yes" or "no" for the candidates. This would essentially eliminate the need for primaries. Each candidate would receive a number which was the total number of "yes" votes minus the total number of "no" votes. People who are lackadaisical about politics can just check off "yes" to everyone except the people who scare the shit out of them. People who are passionate about politics could check off "no" to everyone except the person they approve!

 

We could go even further and allow people to put all ten votes on one person or spread it around a bit like 7 "yes" votes to Bernie, 2 "no" votes for Trump and 1 "no" vote for Hillary.

 

I know this would complicate the election process beyond anyone's comprehension, but it would virtually eliminate polls as an indicator of elections and since "no" votes could be cast, someone's name recognition could actually be detrimental to their candidacy. Heck, if Bernie wasn't running I'd probably put all ten of my votes on Trump as a "no".

 

I'd like to know, if this was the way we voted and you have ten votes to cast how would you cast them? I'm all in for Bernie with all ten of my votes "yes" but in other years it would be different. Being able to vote yes AND no would also be a good indicator how fed up the electorate was if more "no" votes were cast overall.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

2016 

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Costume Forums and Political Science

Treats, and Trickster's ghoulish-ly 
entertaining the popular vote; 
immigration reform is on the ballot
once more, looking more like a 
menu dessert item, condiments 
cost extra.


Masks covered by masks,
Costume Forums, a masquerade 
masquerading day and night, dreams 
and nightmares. Knocking on my 
door with political propaganda as if 
my views were wrong for being 
different than theirs.


There is no US or THEM only YOU

and ME standing united, our fall

divided by a vote, which most live

and die for. The only vote that counts

is what the MAN says; voting is a

systematic approach to classify the

masses, labeled mindsets, puppets,

a trickster's treat.

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

I don't vote!!

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