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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Well that’s definitely not Democratic lol.

    I get the concept, but I don’t think we should leave these types of positions up to chance.
    Part of the reasoning is that chance does a better job than voters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Part of the reasoning is that chance does a better job than voters
    Ah, lol. Honestly given #45, they might have a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Ah, lol. Honestly given #45, they might have a point.
    The NIH started using the system to choose which research proposals to fund since they found that their system of review and carefully selecting research proposals to fund was considerably worse.

    What we need is a county to try it out for a while and see how it goes.

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    So what happens if I write a great essay, put your name on it, then you hear on the news you've been elected Senator and you didn't even know you'd applied?
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    How stupid can someone who runs for president be, spend 1 billion to get a 400k job, the math is fundamentally flawed. My local congressman was funded out of area 5 million for his seat, that's about 200k a year.

    Makes the old joke how to become a millionaire, start out with a billion and run for president.
    Used to be Start our with a billion and buy a baseball team.
    "He's getting the best job in baseball."

    Bruce Bochy sent a clear message to whoever will be the Giants' next manager
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiteWolf View Post
    So what happens if I write a great essay, put your name on it, then you hear on the news you've been elected Senator and you didn't even know you'd applied?
    Me? I'd serve my community. Generally I think the basic background check would hope to find your subterfuge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SfgiantsJD3 View Post
    How stupid can someone who runs for president be, spend 1 billion to get a 400k job, the math is fundamentally flawed. My local congressman was funded out of area 5 million for his seat, that's about 200k a year.

    Makes the old joke how to become a millionaire, start out with a billion and run for president.
    Used to be Start our with a billion and buy a baseball team.
    Besides his lifetime pension and typically strong stipends for speaking engagements, the typical ex pres does just fine....this one, I guarantee has made a killing on the market, etc as well
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    This is out there no question. I got it from a Malcolm Gladwell piece who saw it from https://democracyinpractice.org/

    - All people who want a position send in a single page essay as to why they should get the position.
    - A group of citizens eliminate the bottom half or 2/3rds of the submissions on eligibility and quality of the essay
    - The election is a lottery from the remaining people until all positions are filled.

    That's it.
    That’s not an election


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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    That’s not an election


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    Sure it is.

    Definition of election

    1a : an act or process of electing.

    The process is a lottery at the end but that is the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Sure it is.

    Definition of election

    1a : an act or process of electing.

    The process is a lottery at the end but that is the process.
    Defining a word with the same word might be stupider then this idea


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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    Defining a word with the same word might be stupider then this idea


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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    Defining a word with the same word might be stupider then this idea
    Blame websters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Blame websters
    No you posted it


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    Roadmap to improving our elections:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000489905733

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    While other states have adopted “top-two” primary format (California, Washington) and “ranked-choice” elections (Maine), Alaska is the first state to combine them, adding its own wrinkle with a top-four primary format.

    Alaska’s voters in 2020 approved a ballot measure replacing party primaries with a single open primary. The top four vote-getters will then proceed to a November election, in which voters will list candidates in order of preference for runoff rounds if none wins a majority.

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