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Monday, November 8, 2010
Still Not the One
Just before the election I wrote an editorial advocating a formal "none of the above" (NOTA) option on the ballot. I still think the idea has merit. The contribution that it could make is not in yielding whole new "do-over" elections with entirely new candidates--the evidence suggests that NOTA will very rarely win--but rather in supplying a small but real impetus for reform in the behavior of office holders, candidates, and institutions. Check it out and share what you think.