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    but there was a lack of filling out in your vision at the end.

    I was thinking, what if we had a tele forum, where people could ask the candidates questions and at the end of three days or a week, people could signal whether they were satisfied with the candidates, if they wanted another round of questions, if they wanted new slates of candidates and whether they were ready to vote and they could just vote then and there. People without pc access could sign up at the library for a computer and put in their questions and later on their votes. And while I am sure some enterprising soul could figure ways to stuff the ballot box I am equally sure other enterprising souls could figure out security questions and pin numbers that would be unique.

    I don't think people today would be comfortable with electors proxying for them in determining candidates and winners and losers.

    This format might have the advantage of squeezing out the corporate vultures and shortening what is an interminable election cycle and dealing with election finance reform.

    People could really zing with facebook pages touting this or that candidate for this or that issue.

    American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

    by glitterscale on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 02:24:18 PM PDT

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