THESE BALLOT INITIATIVES COULD HELP FIX OUR BROKEN ELECTION SYSTEM

ON TUESDAY, VOTERS IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND WASHINGTON STATE CAN GIVE ALL AMERICANS HOPE THAT SAVING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS STILL POSSIBLE.

GIVEN THE CHALLENGES AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, THE MOMENTUM FOR DEMOCRACY REFORM IS NOW IN THE STATES, FROM THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL.

South Dakota's initiative, for example, would create a new government body, the South Dakota Ethics Commission.
South Dakota's measure also sets an example for national elections by taking on big donors and lobbyists.
Both have ballot initiatives that could serve as a model for national reform.

The public is feeling the direct impact of a broken campaign finance system. As many as 80 percent of voters believe the federal government – and the entire U.S. political system – is out of touch with the average...

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