"None of the above" voting option NEEDED

What would it take to get a law passed that there ALWAYS be a "none of the above" selection in elections that is always tabulated, and if it wins they have to wait a month and have another election with new candidates.

Other countries can trigger recall elections and throw out the incumbents but we can't, why not?

Its abusive to have parties that claim they have a right to rig elections.

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TheOtherMaven's picture

None Of The Above is a perfectly sound idea, and we have had the technology (ever since private paper ballots) to make it so.

A great part of the problem is that our voting traditions date back to when votes were not private - you had to stand up in public and say whom you voted for. Obviously, under those conditions, "None Of The Above" was not a possible option.

And we still think/react as though we have to declare our votes publicly.

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Bisbonian's picture

"What would it take to get a law passed that there ALWAYS be a "none of the above" selection in elections that is always tabulated, and if it wins they have to wait a month and have another election with new candidates."

Sanity.

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

snoopydawg's picture

@Bisbonian

Seems to me that people who don’t vote are choosing none of the above. And I think it’s more than the ones who do vote. I’m in that category. I refuse to vote for anyone who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about me or my fella humans. Nothing we do can get congress to vote for our interests instead of against them like we’ve seen for the last 4-5 decades. We at least got something out of FDR.

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Bisbonian's picture

@snoopydawg those votes don't count. It would be much differnt if they were counted. I always vote (every time) for someone that is out of the mainstream. Those get counted.

And then ignored. (Although in recent elections, they, and we, get villified.)

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X