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You can get agreement from almost all points on the political spectrum that the worst aspect of our political system is the presidential nomination process. It is perhaps no coincidence that it is the one part of the system not treated in the Constitution.
The overwhelming success of the Mega Millions enterprise makes it an irresistible target for something more — a way to transform American elections and along the way reduce our deep political dysfunction.
Republicans in many states are pursuing two avenues to tilt elections their way—changing the electoral college rules in the middle of the game and using laws and regulations to block likely Democratic voters from exercising their legitimate franchise. Both ploys demand new thinking to enhance our elections, not constrain them in partisan ways.
After accusing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of using foreign funding for election ads, Democrats should answer the same charges about whether organized labor is using foreign money to elect Democrats this November.
U.S. Election administration has changed dramatically since the controversial Florida vote count in the 2000 presidential election and additional changes in technology, election law and administrative practices might further strengthen future American elections.