- James from Florida
- Hialeah, FL
- United States
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Replace the current party primaries with a single General Primary held in June to select the top 3 people we want to see run for President.
The current primary system guarantees a two party stranglehold on the elections that decide who will hold the highest offices in the land. Given that there is no mention of parties or primaries in the Constitution, we should transition to a General Primary system where the country holds a single general primary vote for three candidates for President. Individuals will have to obtain a certain number of signatures on a petition to be placed on the general primary ballot, and voters will be asked to check off the names of three candidates they want to see run. We then hold a General Election in November to choose the winner. This process will not only produce candidates through a more simplistically democratic process than the current primary method of choosing candidates, but it will also gut the power the two major parties currently hold over elections and give moderates an equal opportunity as the most politically polarizing figures. I am open to feedback and suggestions for improvement.