Thursday, November 08, 2018

None Of The Above

It's done kind of tongue-in-cheek, but a Hot Air article points to the fact that the Democrats don't have a candidate that they can rally around for the upcoming Presidential election.
Poll – Dem Choice For 2020 POTUS Race: None Of The Above
Actually, I think that's a pretty good choice and shows good judgement on the part of the Democrats.

And, I'm not tongue-in-cheek.  I think that every ballot should have a None Of The Above block to check.  If None gets a majority, then all the candidates in that race would be disqualified from running in the follow-up election.   Likewise a candidate who qualifies with no opposition would face a YES or NO vote.  If the electorate voted NO, then that candidate would be disqualified from any follow-up election. 

I know a lot of times in local elections, a candidate will get elected simply because no one wants to run against him/her.  For a variety of reasons, some of them having to do with retaliation on a local level when someone runs against a political strong-man. 

I think it's a good idea, and might bring better people into public service.

1 comment:

Jonathan H said...

In my local elections this week, there were two candidates running unopposed; I really wanted to vote against one because he is raising my taxes noticeably.
Some states have a None of the Above option; I agree that they all should.