Time to overhaul our political system

 

Three cheers to Joy-Ann Reid’s spot-on analysis of the electoral mischief of the blue state legislatures in the Jan. 24 column, GOP’s latest strategy to win back White House.

A missing element from President Obama’s second-term agenda is radical overhaul of our money-drenched political system and the insidious, corrupting, anti-democratic byproduct. FairVote.org lays out bold proposals to increase voter participation, meaningful ballot choices, and fair representation. Among them:

• National and state redistricting reform with fairly drawn legislative boundaries

• The replacement of the Electoral College with a national popular vote or a national allocation of electors proportionally based on implementation of redistricting reform.

• The rescission of Citizens United and complete campaign finance disclosure.

• Instant run-off voting and open primaries.

Absent political reform, we will not reform our economy and overcome the polarization our body politic suffers.

John Ise, Miami Shores

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