In his inaugural speech, Governor Spitzer has called for "competitive elections." If he wants to have competitive elections in New York, then he will need to enact electoral reform in New York far greater than he has proposed. New York State law discourages citizens from even getting on the ballot, much less creating competition on election day. There is a great value in creating more competitive elections because other states have initiated such reforms have seen an increase in voter participation. Here are a baker's dozen ideas for how the system in New York can be reformed:
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