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Ending voter and candidate exclusion.

Top-Four with Ranked-Choice: Did Democrats make the difference in Alaska 2020?

There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion concerning election reform – but it probably isn’t Independents or Republicans who have altered their priorities. Rank and file Democratic voters, en-masse, are giving up on closed primaries.

Anti-Propaganda 2040: A twenty-year plan for free presidential elections.

Currently, there are several organizations actively promoting election reform at the national level in the United States. Many more groups and individuals are active at the state level. Still, there doesn’t appear to be any overall strategy, common purpose or long term plan for success.

Electing the president by popular vote without a constitutional amendment.

Electoral College Committees: The canvass of the popular vote for president could be very complicated. Rather than delegating authority for this process to representatives of the major political parties, small groups of election officials are appointed in each state to act on behalf of voters.

The Public Ballot: A Republican alternative to real election reform.

The public ballot proposal is not election reform – it’s exactly the opposite. The public ballot proposal perpetuates and safeguards the major party primaries as private political party functions. In spite of claims to the contrary, there is no attempt to eliminate voter or candidate exclusion. It’s a sham.

Ranked Choice: Eliminating vote splitting on the general election ballot.

Increasingly, “other” progressives are choosing not to participate in the Democratic primary as voters or candidates. “Ranked Choice Voting” (RCV) is a simple and effective method of consolidating all the progressive vote prior to the final vote tally in a general election.

Is it true? Can Independents vote in presidential primaries?—Nope!

When you see an article falsely claiming that Independents can vote in a closed primary – post a comment or reply. It only takes a few minutes and costs nothing.

The “Hybrid Primary” – no voter should ever receive a blank primary ballot.

Unlike a “simple” Top-Four primary, the hybrid primary uses a two-stage vote tally to incorporate the closed major-party “nominating” elections.

Exclusion:Too many voters can’t participate in the presidential primary.

A closed primary is a private election, limited to affiliated party members, who must declare their party affiliation in order to participate. All unaffiliated voters are excluded. All unaffiliated candidates are excluded.