When will our vote count? | TheUnion.com

When will our vote count?

Now that the first super primary election is over, let us see what we voted on that counts. Our proposition vote really counts. Our vote for a presidential candidate is more of a suggestion to the national party machinery. Remember, a primary vote just starts the delegate and super delegate process into motion. Who are these delegates and super delegates? A good question.

When will we, the American people, become wise enough to demand that we get some major election reform, so we can get the power to directly elect a presidential candidate? We need a shorter national primary time line, one primary to sort the party candidates and a second primary to choose a party candidate. We need to abolish the electoral college system and vote directly in the national general election to elect the president of the United States.

Remember, the presidency is the prize. This is why so much campaign money is spent. The president controls a three trillion dollar budget, the government’s executive branch and agencies that directly impact us, and one of the largest and most dangerous military machines in the world.

So I ask again, when will we see election reform that will let us participate directly in our Federal government at the highest level? Will it happen in the 21st century?

William Culbertson

Nevada City

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