I would like to see the ‘games’ being played with voting brought to a halt.
What I would like to see happen is that ALL voting is kept sequestered until all states have completed their counts, certified them, and all states be required to release their totals and winners at the same time across the country. ONE dump, none of this crap of partial releases, etc. Nobody gets to be the ‘kingmaker’, continuing the count until that state is accorded the ‘honor’ of being the final vote that puts whomever is running over the magic 270 number.
Since the states all have different ‘schedules’ for counting, nobody could release anything, regardless of how quickly they get the count/etc. done. I think that would put more pressure on those laggard states to get the job done rather than procrastinate as some appear to be doing this time.
The other thing I would like to see is a national voter ID. If India can do it, or South Africa, or any other 3rd world country can, we damn sure should be able to! Hell, I’d be perfectly happy to have to dip my finger in indelible ink! That would at least quash the dead people voting (maybe)…
And real criminal penalties for ANYONE who leaks vote totals!
Granted this would make election night a non entity for the media (not that that is a bad thing), and would cut down on the media attempts to influence the vote on voting day.
Florida in 2000 comes to mind with CNN and others saying Gore had won Florida before the polls ever closed in the panhandle, the ‘automatic’ awarding of California, Oregon, Washington, NY, NJ, etc to the Dems as soon as the polls close, etc.
I know I’m pissing in the wind on this one, but damn…I’m tired of the BS…