Go Check out FairVote.
I’m all for this change to direct election, it will encourage people to get out and vote. Here’s an excerpt from their webpage.\n
Thatâ€™s not the worst of it, though. After all, some people might count it a blessing to be spared the October onslaught of thirty-second spots and traffic jams caused by self-important motorcades. The worst of it is the death of participatory politics in two-thirds of the country. If you live in a spectator state, it might be fun to persuade your neighbors to vote your way, or ring their doorbells, or hand them leaflets. But it canâ€™t make a difference. And it doesnâ€™t matter which side youâ€™re on or which color your state is. Widening your ticketâ€™s margin of victory or narrowing its margin of defeat is equally pointless. In this sense, our Presidential campaigns are not only not national; in most of the country theyâ€™re not local, either. Theyâ€™re just not.\n
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