Friends My father used to tell me, "always keeep your eye on the ball." I think as a country now we are are being diverted from the real problem in American politics and it isn't the electoral college - a very close race will always bring calls for a recount even if it was a direct popular election. The real problem is campaign financing - 3 billion dollars were spent keeping all but the two corporately backed parties from real contention for national office. Debate on major issues was ignored or distorted and the diversity of ideas and candidates, particularly as to race and gender, was disregarded. By swinging the bat of social change at campaign finance reform we could hit a towering home run that would change America forever. A national campaign calling for complete reform of the financing of national elections is doable and the results achievable through a legislative not a constitutional process. Such a campaign could radicalize the existing calls for reform and move them forward through popular support and pressure.
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