The 2020 Democratic presidential primary is shaping up to be an
all-out brawl for the nomination. With multiple candidates boasting
impressive fundraising hauls, and momentum seemingly shifting week to
week, it’s unclear if any Democrat will rise as the consensus nominee.
That’s a recipe for tumult, division and a plurality nominee,
potentially pushing Democrats into the same position as Republicans in
2016—led by a standard-bearer who couldn’t command majority support in
his own party.
We can get rid of the “spoiler” effect and make
our elections more democratic. In fact, it’s already happening in states
across the country.
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.
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