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 <email@example.com> 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? > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com