We Need to Re-imagine Our Democracy
That we are discussing the need for a national presidential primary a century after Rep.
This year, Americans Elect is a step ahead of the curve, providing the American people with the first-ever secure, Internet-based nominating and convention platform. This "virtual convention" takes the power away from the parties and gives it back to the people.
At AmericansElect.org, any registered voter can become a delegate. Once delegates, they can pick the issues most important to them, match their positions to candidates from across the political spectrum, and draft candidates whom they believe will put the country's needs first.
By harnessing the democratic innovation of the Internet, voters can bypass the traditional political parties, the pundits, and the super PACs.
A same-day national primary would empower all voters equally and restore meaning to the principle of "one person, one vote." Under the current system, millions of Americans in later-voting states (including many of the largest, such as
You need look no further than the current presidential campaign and its endless barrage of attack ads to see the need to reform the current, dysfunctional system.
Independent groups and super PACs on both sides have poured at least
With that backdrop, many candidates would embrace a national primary, which would level the playing field and upend the current system, which favors establishment candidates who have more money, bigger campaign operations, and Rolodexes filled with party bigwigs.
In order to change the way we govern, we first need to re-imagine our democracy and change the way we elect our leaders. A national primary might just be the way to get there.
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