My 3 Political Desires 2020

I am convinced there are three political objectives we must correct by 2020.  Do I believe we can do any of this? No.  But I still want to, who is interested in supporting my PAC?

1) Nationally, end gerrymandering of political districts and require bipartisan or multipartisan state judicial redistricting boards nominated by all stakeholders.  Force those members to base the district on population and convenience of meeting.  By convenience I mean if possible, make it convenient for people to attend meetings more easily.  It isn’t convenient for a person in the 1st district living in Luverne to drive 250 miles one way for a monthly meeting in Rochester.  And it isn’t convenient for either a person in in the 7th district living in Montevideo or a person living in Thief River Falls to drive to Detroit Lakes for a meeting.  Districts should be more square!

2) Eliminate the Electoral College and elect the President by popular vote, the same way we elect every other politician.  The person who gets the most votes is the winner.  In California, a Republican’s presidential vote does not count toward the presidential election, and in Kansas, a Democrat’s vote does not count.  Every vote should count!

3) Stop PACs from running political ads on public airwaves and make politicians appear in every ad via picture or video for their campaign.  If a campaign wants to attack another candidate, make the opposing candidate do it him or herself.  Also, make it illegal for a candidate to use the image of another candidate in their ads.  Let’s make people earn a vote!

In summary, square districts, every vote counts, and earn votes. Now I just need a catchy PAC name.

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One thought on “My 3 Political Desires 2020”

  1. This election should be a wake-up call … since you referenced judicial redistricting boards, the obvious question is : Who will make up the judiciary ?

    This year, you may notice a candidate for MN Supreme Court by the name of John Hancock. He is retiring (or may have already) from an out-of-state job and wants to spend his retirement years as a Supreme Court judge. Think he will get any votes ? Well, since John Hancock got 35% of the votes in 2000, you bet he will. Will he win this time … hopefully not.

    But there are some other contests where activists campaigns could result in change … for example, in the Fifth Judicial District, Seat 5. Christina Wietzema (Incumbent) is being challenged by Nathan A. Busch … Mr. Busch has been running radio commercials for weeks as well as ads in the newspapers … Judge Wietzema has responded with television ads.

    Considering how many people do not know who their Representatives are, do we really want the people electing judges ? Especially knowing that the campaigns will cost money … and as you look at the monies already flowing into the state legislative and congressional campaigns, our democracy is being threatened like it has never before been threatened.

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