As is typically the case, the race for the presidency dominated the news headlines throughout the election cycle. But in our system of government, the presidency is not where the real power lies -- the real power lies with Congress.
What we have is a gigantic gap between what citizens are expected to know about politics and what is possible. It is by expecting the impossible that we have gotten into this morass of misinformation. Does this mean democracy is an impossible ideal?
What problems and injustices in our society bother you? Whatever it is, the only way those problems can be addressed is by a government that is truly accountable to the people. We believe a system of Local Electors would do just that.
The never-ending partisan bickering we hear is noise that distracts us from the real problem--a public that can't realistically participate in democracy. Only by focusing on this root problem can we truly address the problems that face us. We believe this is a good solution.
It makes no sense to cling to a broken system that was never meant to be. We must be open to innovative solutions. After all, isn't innovation what Americans are best at? This is our opportunity to fix democracy and to make it better.