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