Michael Moore is amusing, but probably hasn't thought his idea all the way
through. In the March 2000 California election, Proposition 23, the "None
Of The Above" election reform act was soundly defeated. The politicians
were against it, as was the media. The non-voters were largely in favor of
it. Unfortunately, they didn't vote, and Prop 23 lost. Sort of a "catch 22"
deal. You can't get enough voters to vote for legislation that helps more
voters to turn out.
And, by the way, leading the opposition against "None Of the Above" was
Ralph Nader's Green Party. Go figure.
> > >We need to find a way where
> > > our vote screams "None of the Above!"
> > > I'm voting for Ralph Nader.
> > > If you are in the Non-Voting majority and
> > > want to let 'em all have it, if you want to
> > > get our country back in our hands...well,
> > > if even half of you show up and vote
> > > November 7 then you won't be held
> > > responsible for Bush winning the White
> > > House.
> > > When millions of these Non-Voters enter
> > > that booth to vote for Ralph, and they
> > > come across their local race for
> > > Congress, they will find no Green Party
> > > candidate in most of the 435
> > > Congressional districts. So who do you
> > > think Ralph's army of Non-Voters will
> > > plunk down for Congress? The
> > > Republican? I don't think so.
> > > (Or, better yet, let's try to elect enough
> > > Greens to Congress -- a dozen or so --
> > > and they'll hold the deciding votes
> > > because neither the Democrats nor the
> > > Republicans will have the majority. It'll
> > > be a friggin' Knesset!)
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