I always wanted to conduct a large-scale national "poll" in the form of a mock-election. However, rather than listing party affiliation and candidate names, I would like to present objective narratives of the political platforms of the specific candidates in laymen's terms. The "ballot" would also offer an introduction explaining the role of the government positions being voted for, as well as a sort-of glossary in case some terms are not understood.
It is my suspicion that MANY of our elections would have turned out differently. It would reflect a huge disparity between what people truly want and what they're voting for.
I would be curious to see the results.
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I'm not sure HOW differently things would turn out, but I'm sure it would be different. I know some staunch Republicans who vote Republican no matter what. If Kermit the frog were Rep. and ran for president, they'd be right there voting for "the Rep.". I'm not entirely sure that they even know what "the issues" are. Not everyone votes for the right reasons, which is sad, but true. In a perfect world, people would be voting based solely on facts and platforms. I'm not holding my breath waiting for that to happen, though.
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