Next Monday, we plan to discuss a variety of topics and current events having to do with the US voting system. Possible sub-topics include:
- OK, so the Russians tried to “hack” our election. What happened, and what can be done to safeguard the integrity of the system?
- Every ten years, there’s a scramble to gerrymander congressional districts. While some of the most egregious cases are being resisted by the courts, there must be a better way. What is it and how could it be implemented (assuming the Dems and Reps wouldn’t be big fans of a more neutral system)?
- Maine’s voters have approved a ranked choice voting system, which will presumably be implemented over time as constitutional issues are resolved. Is this a “better way” to tally votes, and should it be adopted by other states?
- What other safeguards are appropriate or necessary to ensure that our elections are free and fair?
See you next week!