These are my opinions and ideas regarding the laws governing elections, political parties, campaign finance etc. States and other entities have enacted a number of rules, some diabolical, by which those in power entrench themselves. I point out some of them and offer fixes. For ways to use or defeat existing rules, see "Strategies & Tactics"
The founding fathers may have structured the government with internal
checks and balances, but they left legislators entirely too much unfettered
latitude to corrupt the electoral process
People know that our current voting system is shortsighted and problematic.
Unfortunately, too many are backing a shortsighted reform. Let's fix
the reform before fixing the system.
People misunderstand it and its purpose, so they just want to get rid
of it (the way we ruined the Senate with the 17th Amendment). We should
fix its flaws rather than throwing it away.
I would really like to see more people write prominently about the
17th. I think that decentralized government suffered a fatal blow
when the Senate stopped answering to state legislatures. The connection
between federal and state legislatures had been a check against the
expansion of federal power into matters handled by individual states,
but almost nobody knows it or talks about it. I try, but I'm just
a computer programmer, so nobody listens to or publishes me.
Hold onto your hats, this radical idea combines taxes and electoral
law, going to heart of the very role for government in society
Democracy is misunderstood, paving the way for a bait & switch...
Voting methods definitions and discussions (participatory).
Instead of choosing only one of several candidates in each contest,
each voter divides each field in two.
The site has several excellent articles on various aspects of election
theory and voting strategies (including paradoxical outcomes). Read
it and bookmark it.
Amazingly, I found this article at The Future of Freedom Foundation
that hits two of my pet esoteric issues simultaneously.
I'm not the only one. See what others are saying.