We’ve got a different question
Hey Scotland, everybody else wants to know yes or no, but we have a different question: Why Thursday?
We ran some numbers, and 25% of the Boston voters who made it to the polls yesterday snuck it in after work, voting between 6 and when the polls closed at 8pm. Peak voting hours overwhelm poll workers, and cause long lines.
You know what would solve that problem?
Did you remember?
Hey Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, did you remember about that thing today?
It’s not too late! Get out there and vote!
Finally a win for voters! We’re so happy to see early voting and “Golden Week” restored in Ohio!
Congressman John Delaney (MD-6) thinks partisan gridlock is the result of a systemic failure of our election system, and hopes to fix that with mandated top-two primaries for congressional races, redistricting reform, and making election day a national holiday, all included in his Open Our Democracy Act. We’d like to make a little tweak to that last point, but it’s so great to see an elected official take action on election reform. What do you think? Anything you think Delaney should add to the list?
Imagine an election where nobody steps up to challenge the incumbent. We know the incumbent is going to win, but would canceling the election be undemocratic, or a pragmatic way to save voters time and money? Now what if the incumbent was the one who cast the deciding vote as to whether the election was held? That’s exactly what happened in Solana Beach, California last month, and it was perfectly legal. Should this conflict of interest be made illegal? What do you think?
VOTE VOTE VOTE
Hey Vermont, Arizona, and Florida, we know it’s tough to make time Tuesday, but you’ve got an election going on today, get out there and vote!
Phoenix and Tucson, we’re sure you had your reasons back in the day, but why did you bother going to court to hold on to notoriously low odd year elections? What are we missing?
Should it pay to vote?
Los Angeles is considering awarding a lottery prize of $50,000 to one lucky voter in an attempt to increase turnout. I think it’s a great idea. Do you?