A New Way to Elect Politicians? Colorado May Try

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Colorado petitioners are now trying to change the way we elect politicians. Once signatures are gathered, the initiative will be placed on the ballot that will end state funding for party primaries, allow all parties to nominate their candidates, and allow people to gather signatures to also be placed on the ballot. All registered voters will be allowed to vote for any candidate in the primary and, at least, the top three will advance to the general election in November. At the general election, voters can select and rank the three candidates they support. The winners go to an instant run-off until one candidate is supported by at least 50% of the people. It’s a remarkable process tat has great potential. Listen to the possibilities.

Guest: Ryan Ross, Director of Director of the Coalition for a New Colorado Election System
Learn More at: http://changepoliticsnow.org

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.