Is the chaos surrounding the 2020 Iowa Presidential Caucus a sign of what’s to come? Anytime there is chaos and confusion the devil is in the details and lies will abound. That’s my personal take on what occurred during the 2020 Iowa Presidential Caucus. Many are calling for the antiquated ways we approach voting and the electing of leaders to end. I couldn’t agree more. Vote tampering, voter suppression, corporate-owned voting machines tied to shady candidates, citizens united, the old guard of both the Democratic and Republican parties changing rules and disregarding the will of the people to maintain the status quo, holding caucuses in states that do not represent the country, corporate media outlets treating the political process like a sports a match and tiptoeing around corruption. All of it is broken and in desperate need of repair.
Thankfully, change is being made at the local level where election results often have the most direct impact on voters. Initiatives such as automatic voter registration, early voting, online registration, declaring election day a federal holiday, and independent redistricting committees are just a few. Groups such as Common Cause, Public Citizens, Move to Amend, Root Strikers, Fair Vote, Represent Women and Equal Citizens are committed to election and voter reform efforts also.
Of course the tired old argument of “overreach of powers” is thrown about anytime any formidable challenge to corruption is suggested. However, I can’t think of a more gross overreach of powers than what this current administration is currently perpetrating. Nevertheless, the will of people to set things right in this country can not be
As the smoke clears and the results of the caucus become increasingly clear, can they really be trusted? Soon, each party will begin the process of solidifying their candidate and putting the full weight of their party behind them. It’s not lost anyone how much is at stake this presidential election. Several senate seats are up for grabs and the impeached one has the audacity to continue to run