The re-election rate (for both parties) is about 98%, I think.  Many reasons 
for that.  The high re-election reason that I think should be changed is 
gerry-meandering of congressional districts.  Rigging the district boundaries 
to ensure one party or the other will hold an elected seat should be a crime.  
I'm not sure what a fair method is, but I think our current system favors the 
political class, not the citizens.

Requiring proof of citizenship and providing a voter ID should also be the 
normal method for all state and federal elections, but I don't think we can 
blame that for a high re-election rate.

Federal money for candidates?  I love the idea, but give the power to the 
citizens by requiring each registered voter to designate which candidate gets 
his share.   This will force candidates to compete for that money by actually 
interfacing & interacting with citizens, and not just special interest groups.  
No party line designation either, voter needs to actually identify the 
candidate by name to designate them as recipient of the money.

Oh yeah, and only veterans who have served in a war zone are eligible to vote 
for federal offices...
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On July 21, 2015 1:35:14 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
<> wrote:
>Well a whole lot of hatin' going on.  If he is so despised how come he
>is a
>shoo-in to get renominated/reelected?


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