What Realistic Paths Do We Have Toward Electoral Reform?

What Realistic Paths Do We Have Toward Electoral Reform?

Not all ideas for change are likely to be adopted.

by Brenden Gallagher

It has been a tough week. Many of you out there are looking for answers. Now that it’s been a week since Election Day’s cataclysmic result, it might be time to talk about the things we can’t do. This election is over. Donald Trump has walked into the White House and shaken hands with Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton will likely never run for electoral office again. These are the facts on the ground.

That being said, after the dust has cleared, it is obvious that this country needs serious electoral changes. Twice in the last 20 years a presidential candidate has won the popular vote but lost the electoral college. Four times since 1992 the president failed to get more than 50 percent of the vote. That is a travesty and it needs to change. Let’s take a look at some strategies that are being pursued to reform this country’s electoral politics and how realistic those plans actually are.


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Brenden Gallagher works in television and writing in Los Angeles. He worked on Revenge, Heartbeat, and Famous in Love. His writing has appeared at Complex, VH1, and MERRY JANE. Follow him on Twitter @muddycreekU



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