08 November 2008
ask me about IRV
You should read this article in the New York Times about possibly automatically registering every eligible voter in the country and expanding early voting to every state (currently, 32 states allow early voting). I'm really interested in electoral reform, which I usually think of as getting rid of the electoral college and using instant runoff voting, but the ideas mentioned in this article seem like they would make the actual voting process much easier and would encourage more people to turn out. On a related note, the biggest problem that I have with Ralph Nader is that instead of using his time and renown to push for electoral reform that would make it actually possible and relevant for a third party candidate to run for President, he conducts these ridiculous vanity presidential campaigns. Oh by the way, did you hear about how Nader called Barack Obama an Uncle Tom the day after he won the presidency? Classy.