Trapped inside the two-party beast, where saying ‘no’ to one candidate has often meant voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’ can be downright disillusioning, particularly for those who feel the system is broken beyond all repair.
Sending a firm message of ‘no confidence’ might do more good for the country than continuing to hand power to slick, PR-driven politicians who have continued to betray voter promises and sell out the country to corporate and special interests.
Well, now one state senator has introduced a bill to do just that:
A recent proposal by State Senator Branden Petersen (R-MN) would place ‘None of the Above’ as an option in elections. Under Petersen’s plan (which would be binding in all but presidential contests), if such option were to receive the most votes in a November election, a special election would be held with new candidates in February. Any candidates who had been listed on the prior ballot would be excluded.
Finally. It’s about time.
Maybe it’s not the solution everyone has been waiting for, but at least it sends the right message.
The Star Tribune reports:
This post was published at shtfplan on February 26th, 2015.