An election system that puts voters (not politicians) first

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Voting can be hard. It's been hard sometimes. Painful sometimes impossible since the very beginning of our democracy this year and years prior. We've seen voters wait in line for five six and seven hours and the issue hasn't been fixed. How impressive that. Someone would wait in line for seven hours just to vote but to me. It's not impressive. All it's disrespectful. To these voters making voting difficult goes against the very core of our if we could redesign the system to make it more convenient more accessible and easier for voters. Why wouldn't we now. The short answer is political will. Many established politicians would not actually benefit personally from a reformed voting process. That's inclusive for all. Voters politicians played the players in the game but yet they set the rules for the game. Election policy must be about who votes not who wins and the more complicated answer. Is that our voting system. An election system in the united states is highly decentralized and inconsistent over ten thousand different local election officials administer this process in cities and towns and counties across the country. They might vary in size from four hundred voters to four point seven million. There's also fifty different state legislative bodies that set the rules of the game and over fifty different chief election officials and entities that oversee those rules. And how they're administered so voting may vary greatly from state to say best case scenario. You're in a state like colorado and a ballot is mail to you proactively before and every election

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