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A short and mostly non-partisan political reminder: - Habemus plus vis computatoris quam Deus
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A short and mostly non-partisan political reminder:
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guppiecat From: guppiecat Date: October 30th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would be far more likely to vote third party if we had a No Confidence system so we could get rid of the people that the state transition would let in.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: October 30th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally agree that we need a way to vote people out as well as in. A recall power for all elective offices would work.

Along with that, I believe we should have a binding "None of the above" option on every ballot; any candidate for any office who receives less votes than "None of the above" is disqualified from running for that office again for a minimum of, say, two terms. If no candidate for a particular office receives more votes than "None of the above", then a new election for that office must be held within 60 days, with a completely new slate of candidates.
mr_spock From: mr_spock Date: October 31st, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could go along with that.
mrakg From: mrakg Date: October 31st, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've favored a dynamic "None of the Above". Each vote for "None of the Above" DEDUCTS one vote from each candidate.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: October 31st, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would definitely be an interesting approach, but I don't see how it would yield different results from a simple "You must receive more votes than NONE OF THE ABOVE".
mrakg From: mrakg Date: October 31st, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I dunno....an election wherein ALL results are indeed negative numbers would be a very true representation of how well-received certain candidates are. :)
unixronin From: unixronin Date: October 31st, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. You have a point. :)
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