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Why isn't there more direct communication between citizens and our elected officials?
The apparently not so original idea I had about a more complete influence of the citizens by means of electronic ballots at our discretion is discussed in this related proposition:
The following question was raised:
"it's something I've been wondering about. The issue I arrive at is how to ensure that there are no cases of hacking into an account, voting on behalf of someone else, etc."
This could be totally avoided by having city/state/federal run facilities designed for 24/7 public access and use. They would be guarded and sacred and visiting one would be a privilege of citizenry.
If we could demand a speedy logical and fair response from our elected officials when we as a people unite on an issue we wouldn't have to wait until election time any more to let our voices be heard.
Is there any real reason why this isn't already happening besides cost of construction and legislative semantics?