Election Reform Solutions
Our country is viewed as the pillar of democracy by the rest of the world. If we don’t “get it right” here, where can anyone turn? Yet, our election process is overrun with problems. New candidates with fresh ideas face huge barriers to gaining ballot access. If they overcome those obstacles, they are faced with treatment that is often unfair during the primary process. If they somehow are able to survive those two stages, they might find themselves challenged by direct or indirect election fraud. This vicious cycle has to stop.
I ran for President of the United States, and so I am most familiar with the special challenges that face a candidate who attempts to run for that office. While all other local, state and federal offices are governed by state rules, the offices of President and Vice President are subject to the unique laws of every state even though no state has a special interest in either of these two offices. Because of my familiarity with those offices, I will principally address the challenges that face them and how those problems might be solved.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I would like to offer a few suggestions that might help make progress toward solving the problems associated with ballot access, election manipulation, and election fraud. I would also like to hear from you. Share your experiences with me on my website. Share your ideas about how we can reform our election process. Together, we can make ourselves heard and make sure that #YourVoteCounts.