It’s obviously never as easy as it sounds, but I think there are some good ideas here. In particular, I would be in high favor of amending the Constitution to move our election system to Instant Runoff Voting (or similar) system.
While such a system could be done at the Electoral College level, my opinion is that it would be better to abolish the Electoral College entirely if we moved to an IRV (or similar) system.
I hate politics. I honestly don’t care that much for either of the candidates and really wish that we didn’t have a two party system. However, that’s what we have and so I’ll make the best of it.
Making the best of it, though, doesn’t mean “not voting.” Just because I don’t favor either main candidate doesn’t mean I won’t be voting. No. I will be voting. I always vote (via absentee) in every election.
I consider it my duty and I’m honored that I have the opportunity to vote. And I hope that everyone who reads my site feels similarly. If you don’t, I’m pleading with you to please vote this election. I honestly don’t care who you vote for as long as you just vote!
If you’re not registered to vote, I’m begging you to please register to vote1. There are a number places you can being the registration process, including Rock The Vote. However, you must start now. Many voter registration deadlines are this Saturday! That’s only a few days away!
Otherwise, get your #2 pencils ready for November 4th.
1 With the assumption that you’re over 18, a citizen of the United States, and have not had your voting rights revoked.