The Primary Elections, Allowing an Online Option Would Be More
Suggestion For America's Major Political Parties
process in the United States is hardly a democratic process.
In any situation where more than two candidates are running,
there is a chance that the winner will be someone that the majority
did not want. In the presidential primaries, there is the added
disadvantage that only voters in the first few states have their
full choice of candidates. If, for example, Rand Paul was your
preferred candidate in 2016 and you lived in Florida or numerous
other states, you would never have had the opportunity to vote
for the candidate you truly wanted. You may eventually even
be forced to choose between two candidates that you truly don't
state has their own rules for selecting delegates to their national
conventions, and the rules are different in each party. In some
states, especially in caucus states, your ability to vote might
be far more limited. So the voter in Pennsylvania may have more
power than the voter in Wisconsin.
vote in the country should count evenly. Every citizen should
be able to vote for their candidate of choice. The winner should
be someone that a majority of voters can truly stand behind.
the general election, there must be extra steps taken to ensure
the integrity of the voting process. For now, this can best
be ensured by having voters come to a polling location. The
primaries, however, are already so unfair that the benefits
of leveling the playing field outweigh the benefits of in-person
are ways the process could be made more democratic. Imagine
never having to choose between the lesser of two evils. Imagine
never feeling like you can't vote for the candidate you want
because you think they can't win.