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In order for the Obama Administration to be a success:

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If President-elect Obama is really, really presidential material, free from any special interests he may have been beholden to while in Congress, now that he's won the executive branch, he's going to have to secure the voting process from private interests.

While Health and Education and Occupation are issues of concern for many Americans, there is also the issue of Voting Integrity. Voting Integrity is 92%+ in favor according to Zogby and other studies. The Obama Administration must secure The Vote from private interests or it  cannot consider itself a success.

Social/Civil issues are one thing, but structural issues, how we frame voting in America, must be properly handled in order to know votes are being accurately expressed. If you had fifty people in a room, and everyone was relying on each other to get their facts straight, you wouldn't let Joe from Oklahoma, or Mary from South Carolina register voters and facilitate the counting of votes how they thought best--no: everyone gets on the same page, and you gather and tally facts the same way.

The 28th Amendment could create an official U.S. Voting Unit, make the second Tuesday of November a national holiday, perhaps abolish the Electoral College? How about an end to the re-drawing of voting districts?

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I hope we're tough, aggressive, and ensure that the Constitution prevails and proceeds. Then no one would ever have to talk politics unless they felt like it, they could tell you who they're voting for and leave it at that.

 

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