"Only three [2016 US presidential]
candidates are willing to say that the system is corrupt: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Lawrence Lessig. But Trump has no solution to the problem, while the other two do...
Lessig offers the 'American Anti-Corruption Act'
and a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that overturns Citizens United.
Sanders [says] 'any nominee of mine to the U.S. Supreme Court will make it loud and clear
before that name goes to the Senate, that he or she will vote to overturn this disastrous
From all that, she concludes the president will fail to combat corruption... and therefore
(rather vaguely) "we" somehow must do it.
Recounts some true, but unfortunately too commonplace,
stories about attempts to deceive/manipulate/intimidate
voters with "official" looking
warnings and misinformation. These kinds of ploys (and many others...)
unfortunately happen often and it is very rare that
anybody is made to pay a legal price for instigating them.
Reviews some findings about how easy it is to rig and manipulate computerized voting machines.
And if I'd written this it would have seemed even worse; she scares you, but
the truth is even scarier than she realizes.
The electoral college:
"We need to use our people power to abolish the electoral college and replace it with
direct popular election of the President."
She gives a very brief look at several different voting methods and notes
William Poundstone's book concludes
Range Voting is the best of them.