We all know that our process for electing our US President is flawed; it’s far too impacted by a candidate’s financial position, through biased and unfair media reporting, and highly variable factual conditions. Oh, and also our 2-party system only creates division, never compromise or reason. And now with COVID-19 and our worldwide pandemic, we can expect a “virtual” election experience.
For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been half-jokingly talking about what the next presidential election would look like if I could somehow possess control over the process and procedures.
Of course there are many holes in this concept. But with some refinement, I feel that this will prove to generate overwhelming votership participation records. Here’s how to create the perfect virtual presidential election.
My version is somewhat gamified, using a reality television concept to engage participation amongst voters, while exposing the true character of our candidates, giving voters a far more transparent view of the candidates’ ability to lead in stressful times. This, in conjunction with the concept of Plurality Voting will create a far more effective process for nominating and electing presidents moving forward.
Some additional perks might even include some very entertaining alliances that are bound to happen, watching candidates survive by eating bugs, and maybe even some romantic flings (you just never know)!!
Again, this concept needs massive refinement. But if you’d like to see this concept happen in our next election, share this story on your social channels and let’s build a viral conversation around it!