America is the world’s leading democracy, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements to be made. By modernizing registration, ending government dysfunction, and combating Citizens United, we can put the people back in charge of our democracy.
On Election Day, I did end up witnessing some obvious attempts to manipulate or pervert the system, as well as instances of system breakdown in the form of machine failures and the like. But what I mostly saw was this: even when the system works, it doesn’t work.
Republicans and Democrats at a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing were troubled about inaccurate voter rolls and the potential for voter fraud. But their concerns would be easily assuaged if Congress would approve a national system of voter registration modernization.