This year's election has convinced voters that we can’t trust our electoral system.
The Sanders campaign was undermined by insiders of the DNC. Trump and his fake news reporters from Russian territory made up conspiracy theories and the Trump camp treated the truth as optional.
The candidate who got the most votes for President didn’t win – again. And money money money money, at both the State and federal levels, played kingmaker in most races in those few districts where there was competition. In most legislative districts the results was a foregone conclusion due to gerrymandering.
De-Rigging the system is crucial
The Independent Party will be working on a Anti Rigging platform. A handful of proposals that to empower voters by changing some processes and rules. The goal is to give voters more options and reduce ability of special interests to rig the system using big money and insider status.
While the Democratic and Republican insiders will hate this everyone else, from American constitutionalists to progressives, should band together and demand changes.
If we allow those in power to put party success – even your own party – above a healthy functioning Democracy, we’ve failed our ancestors and our children.
Will Democratic and Republican legislators support an Anti Rigging Platform in the 2017 session? Will you?
Stay tuned. We’re about to find out.