An Opportunity to Offer Real Election Reform in New York City
Last Tuesday during the Ohio-12 special election, Americans found themselves angry at third party voters – again – for “wasting” their votes.
This problem is not unique to Ohio: in multi-candidate competitive races, we see upset voters of one party or candidate hold others accountable for their loss.
The blame should not be placed on voters -- it should be on the broken election system. Just look at New York City.
New York City primaries are crowded fields, with sometimes with as many as seven people vying for one ballot line.