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Elections Reform (California)

I still need to do research on this issue, and get more feedback in order to lay out a feasible plan, but here are a few of my ideas off the top of my head.

  1. Minimally have 50%+1 for winning elections with one of the following voting systems (ranked from most understood to most advanced)

  2.   Open Primaries and run-off elections

  3.   Instant run-off voting

  4.   Approved Voting

  5.   Score Voting (like they do in the olympics)

  6.   Create the option of having a No $ campaign with public financing

  7.   Non-partisan commission for certification of election results

  8.   Ensure right to vote for everyone or minimally a advisory vote

  9.   Popular vote for state initiatives should not change the constitution with just 50%+1  Make a new process for changing the constitution, at least 66%.

  10.   Equal petition signatories for all candidates = no requirement to pay money unless government can prove they have a lot of money and it isn’t difficult to pay.

  11.   Free airtime on the public air waves and media for all candidates.  Require media to cover all candidates involved in a race, not just the two most popular one.  What place does the media have to pre-decide who the best candidates are before people even know about all of them.