We need a "surge" of voter reform to increase honesty and accountability in politics, and to significantly increase voter turnout.
It's time to get rid of the marathon of primaries and caucuses. We should have one national primary (on one day) whereby each voter may choose a candidate within his or her party.
Party nominees would be chosen strictly by popular vote, and there would be no caucuses, delegates or superdelegates. I am insulted by the elitism of the system.
It is also time to abolish the Electoral College. The concept of "one person, one vote" best represents the will of the electorate, it empowers the marginalized, and it crushes voter apathy. There is no fairer process to choose our presidents.
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Lastly, it's time to level the field of campaign financing. All campaigns should be financed publicly, and the majority of candidate exposure should be limited to a series of forums and debates, not misleading advertising. Corporate financing gives unfair advantage to candidates with the most financial backing, not necessarily the best qualifications.
The vitality of our republic depends on change, and our international status, as a "government by the people and for the people," demands it.