I've thought a lot about election administration the past few months. Here are the key principles I've discovered: There is no "perfect" method of voting and administering elections. Every method of voting comes with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. The facts supporting those advantages and disadvantages should be based on verifiable data, not hearsay, rumor, or speculation. Based on their personal experiences and personal value hierarchy, reasonable people can examine those same advantages and disadvantages and come to differing conclusions about the "best" method(s) of voting. Decisions about voting methods and election law should be made by legislative bodies. Executive officers should administer elections within the confines of those laws. We should continue to have robust public debate and discussion about voting methods. I personally welcome sincere discussions about elections.
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