Here is a sampling of ideas offered by an array of experts about how to solve Washington’s gridlock. Do you have a solution to the gridlock in Washington? Share your idea in our comments section.
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Problem: Caucuses and party conventions promote highly partisan nominees and limit widespread voter participation.
Solutions: Eliminate caucuses and conventions; institute all-primary system; rotate which states go early in presidential years.
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Problem: Traditional winner-take-all primaries focus on wooing the most partisan “base” voters.
Solution: Open primary system in which top two finishers face off in general election, requiring appeal to wider swath of voters. Top four finishers in an instant runoff.
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