Jimmy Carter: An Electoral System for the 21st Century
Heaven help us all. If you thought the FEC was intruding into the political process, just wait until Jimmy gets done defining a new electoral system: Jimmy Carter to Chair Election Reform Commission. (Hat tip: sawdustmachine.)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Jimmy Carter will lead a bipartisan commission to examine problems with the U.S. election system, American University’s Center for Democracy and Election Management said on Thursday.
Carter, a Democrat whose Carter Center has monitored more than 50 elections around the world, will co-chair the private commission with Republican James Baker, who served as Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush.
Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, a Democrat who lost his seat in the 2004 election, will also participate.
“I am concerned about the state of our electoral system and believe we need to improve it,” Carter said in a statement. He said the group will assess “issues of inclusion” in federal voting and propose recommendations to improve the process.
“We will try to define an electoral system for the 21st century that will make Americans proud again,” he said.
This, coming from the ex-President who sat in the Presidential box next to Michael Moore, declared that Fahrenheit 9/11 was one of his favorite films, and honored a vicious terrorist at his grave. And that’s just in the last six months.