Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Not Feeling so Super

Super Tuesday has finally arrived, that day on which fourteen states (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia) are holding primary elections. It's still early, and I'll be heading out for bar trivia around the time the polls begin to close, but it looks like the frontrunners being pushed are Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. I'm firmly in the Warren camp, as she seems to have the least baggage out of the candidates, but the NY State primary isn't until April 28.

I'm of the opinion that all of the state primary elections should be held on a single day, the idea that borked caucuses and early primaries in demographicallt non-representative states can be hailed as harbingers of voters' sentiment on a national level is repugnant to me. It would be better to get the whole process over with in one fell swoop, early in the year... how about a national primary day the day after Presidents' Day? Make it a four day weekend, and I'd be even happier! The voting process should not be so damn Byzantine.

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