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  •  I'm late in ready this diary (0+ / 0-)

    and haven't yet read the comments, so I apologize if I'm re-posting others' thoughts.

    How do we get this diary and the related comments in front of those who make decisions? I've heard many suggestions over the past few days about how to fix our election system. The one most-often cited was the creation of a federal elections oversight "board" empowered to implement change.

    Whatever the vehicle, we will need individuals who have the experience and skill set to get the job done before the next presidential election. From this content, it seems Debra Bowen may indeed be "the answer".

    Thank you for this diary on an extremely important subject.

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

    by Philly526 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 03:55:36 PM PST

    •  Are you the one who makes the decisions? (0+ / 0-)

      Oregon got vote-by-mail by citizens' initiative.  

      Half of the states have some sort of direct democracy process including Ohio and Florida.  

      Do we seriously not think a bunch of signatures couldn't be gathered from Floridians and Ohioans at this point?

      •  Thanks for the response. (0+ / 0-)

        And, it's a good point. My concern is the discrepancy among the states' election laws.

        I agree, that states whose issues have been obvious and well publicized could garner citizens' signatures to address the problems. I wonder, though, about those states where the outcomes and voting challenges aren't as well known across the country.

        Thanks again for taking time to respond.

        "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

        by Philly526 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 05:09:04 PM PST

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