This neofeudal, systemic corruption raises a simple question: why can't the American people nominate a candidate for president themselves, directly, rather than being left a false choice of whatever lackeys the corrupt, neofeudal parties have nominated? Answer: we can, and even better, we are.
Correspondent Cris V. alerted me to the existence of AmericansElect.org
, the first national online primary. "Americans Elect lets you choose a leader that puts country before party. Americans Elect is a secure, online nominating process that combines our oldest values with our newest technologies."
In essence, voters register online and can draft a candidate of their choice, or review the candidates drafted by other citizens. There will be an online primary process where candidates will be pared down by a series of online votes by delegates (you, me, and anyone else who registered to participate). The final candidate will be entered on ballots nationwide as the candidate of Americans Elect.
Here is the Wikipedia entry: Americans Elect:
As of January 2012, Americans Elect has gained ballot status in 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont. As of February 2012, certification is pending in Hawaii, New Mexico, and Wyoming. As of December 2011, signatures for fifteen other states were being collected.
Americans Elect is in the process of securing a line on the ballot in all 50 states for a ticket to be named directly by the people through the first-ever online nominating convention. Any registered voter can sign up to participate as a Delegate at [AmericansElect.org]. The organization is attempting the process of being accredited in every US state, allowing it to place candidates on presidential ballots nationwide.