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How to prevent Trump again

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    These are Things that I would do (federally) to repair America's broken system as clearly demonstrated last night.

    1. BAN 3rd Parties.

    It is ONLY Republican and Democrat, THAT's it.. period... because 3rd parties can't win and only take votes away from the REAL candidates.

    2. BAN Open PRIMARIES.
    That means that You have to Register either as a Republican or a Democrat within 30 days of turning 18 years old.

    Failure to Register either as a Democrat or a Republican means :

    *If you are so badly disabled that you cannot understand the voting process preventing you from knowing how to, or caring to register, you are to be declared incompetent, and be placed in a Group Home.

    Penalties For all other reasons for failing to register either as a Republican or a Democrat :


    *You cannot Join the U.S. Armed Forces
    (permanently, regardless of whether you eventually register or not)

    *You cannot obtain a Driver's License, nor a Business license, or a GED, and cannot enter college or attend trade school.
    (until you register to vote)


    * You cannot obtain a High School Diploma (until you register to vote).

    (if you reach the age of 18, before Graduating from High School)

    *There is a Lien on your Income, 80 % AND a lien on your house and car, until such time as you do register.

    *You cannot receive any publicly funded assistance from the Government, until you register to vote.

    *You cannot obtain employment until you register to vote.

    In THE PRIMARIES, you can you can ONLY vote for A candidate within the PARTY that you Registered with.
    (but can vote for EITHER of the two candidates in the GENERAL election).


    3.Enact Mandatory Voting.


    Failure to vote means :
    *Institutionalization if you are mentally incompetent to know how to, or care to vote.
    *Criminal Electoral Evasion (by a competent person) carries a $50,000 fine and 2 years in Prison.

    4. Paper Ballots ONLY, they are to be counted by hand.

    5. Popular vote wins.

  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    I love the subject or title but I hate the content. Many years I vote for a party but mostly I vote for people. If I vote 80% for team good guys and girls but want to select an individual or two from the other side. That's my choice to make. I don't want to be told not to think. He'll with this system make voting automatic and whoever registers the most wins. We could save a fortune on campaigns.

    Try another idea. Good effort though.

  • Democrat
    Tennessee
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    This is just crazy. There is no right to vote unless there is a right not to vote. This is just a fact; you cannot have one without the other.

  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Arizona
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    The only tenable point here is that perhaps popular vote should win. The electoral college works more in favor of Republicans than Democrats.

    As a rebuttal, you could say that the electoral college theoretically protects minorities through the minority vote and acts as a safeguard. However, I would retort by saying that the Dems work harder to protect the interests of minorities, and the demographics don't really tilt in favor of the little guy when you factor in the electoral college.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Scytale Wrote:

    The only tenable point here is that perhaps popular vote should win. The electoral college works more in favor of Republicans than Democrats.

    As a rebuttal, you could say that the electoral college theoretically protects minorities through the minority vote and acts as a safeguard. However, I would retort by saying that the Dems work harder to protect the interests of minorities, and the demographics don't really tilt in favor of the little guy when you factor in the electoral college.

    As I said many times look at other countries how you can make an DEMOCRATIC system of voting. Like having multiple parties, like in the Netherlands they have 11!! As well take the "money" out of elections like civil countries do. The proposal above of "Iceman" is ridiculous and good for an dictatorship. Freedom means you can elect your dog if you want to . Any restrictions like here to have an party affiliation is ridiculous. If you look at the present situation than people have to admit that the system is "rigged" regardless of your vote. The whole election system here is crazy; spending "billions" and still get an total asshole elected, because of people who lack any common sense or education. Sorry this country is backwards as hell and has become an "banana republic"