A Modest Proposal

Here’s a concept — why can’t we vote:

by mail?

in a generous window?

by ranked-order choice?

We’re probably going to be stuck with extremely limited choice of parties for years, but large primary fields are likely here to stay for the foreseeable future, too.

Early voting is nice where it’s allowed, but lots of candidates dropped out after ballots were printed, voted, and counted this year.

As long as we’re stuck with just two parties managing unruly constituencies ranging from Jeb! to Trump or Bloomberg to Sanders, we really ought to start caring about how votes are ranked.