1---Something is wrong when, in an election for President, “in the world’s greatest democracy” the turnout is 21%. America MUST solve how to get more people to vote...and until a better idea comes along, I favor fining people who don’t vote...or taking away their driver’s license. (That oughta get ‘em.)
2—Yes “the system IS rigged” by those who have money against the rest of us. The Citizens United decision must be reversed, and if it takes a constitutional amendment to do so, let’s get started.
3---Let’s also get started on the most UNdemocratic part of our Constitution—the electoral college. Either you favor “one person, one vote” or you don’t. As long as the “college” exists, that is impossible. It needs to be eliminated.
4---And we need to start now to get Kentucky added to a growing list of states who reapportion themselves by some method other than letting the legislature do it. Talk about conflict of interest! There are good ways, using people who are expert in geography and population…and fairness. The next census isn’t that far away.
5—Did you notice the major media in Kentucky had no “polls” in their stories recently about our presidential primary? This follows the abject failure of the polls in recent state elections..as for governor and senator. (Other states haven’t gotten the message...there were 13 polls in advance of the Iowa caucus; all wrong.) But, stand by…someone will claim their polling approach is more accurate and this fall or next time, Kentucky media stories will be full of them.
6---Did you also notice how local media, especially broadcasters, did NOT bother to cover such minor elections as for Congress or Senate? They used to ride those campaign buses, show the candidates meeting the people in Gravel Switch and Salyersville—but apparently no more.
And we wonder why the turnout is so low???
I'm just sayin'...