That sounds crazy. How would you ever get the USA to agree to a runoff election?!??
Well, if we can give a CLEAR ALTERNATIVE to pregnant chads and hanging idents...
Besides, it can't be more embarassing than what we have now. Nothing can, not even with Ronnie McDonald and playcenters at poll places
Brazil: Runoff Elections
Brazil has 100 times more fraud, bribery and corruption than US, and they managed to avoid the Florida mess every election by doing run-off elections
Fact is 500 votes can be faked here and 5,000 votes can be faked in Brazil but 5 million votes can't be faked. Not in any country that is at least remotely democratic.
A run off election effectively nullifies the effect of any frauds on our most important election.
How can we ensure no frauds happen ?
a) Already in place, there's no time to build another
b) It's proven to be fast and accurate
c) Has paper trails and audit trails
Don't laugh... McDonalds would fit into all 3 criteria
Daily Kos :: Will you have fries with that ballot ?
Do me a favor: When you go home tonight, stop by a McDonald's drive-thru and order something.
While there, pay attention to their touch screen ordering system (McD), which includes a paper receipt printout given back to you. And you can bet they have audit trails on those transactions.
I propose Kerry is the "Cheeseburger" and Bush is the Big Mac
30 days from now, on "run off election day", all the polling gets done at McD:
Order cheeseburger if you vote Kerry, order Big Mac if you vote Bush. (No cash needed)
Give your paper receipt to the polling clerk
Crazy idea ?
It's simple, fast, cheap and accurate.
It won't give time for Rove to get a "fix" in
Election results can be tallied in one night.
There's a paper trail a mile long
So, do you still think I'm crazy ?