I first heard of ‘None of the above’ option on the podcast Common Sense with Dan Carlin Ep. 310 – Or Else.
It’s interesting to think about how the field of candidates could open up if the system is set up this way. The public would get an easy option to drain the swamp, so to speak, and get new candidates. If the public doesn’t get decent candidates, then we just keep having elections until the major political parties pull their acts together.
A possible side effect could be a shorter primary season for Presidential elections. If major political parties think that they may need to run more than one primary, there would be an incentive to save money and make the primary contests structured a bit more…rational.
See, political reform can be sexy.
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