I got to thinking, what would the election look like if instead of a list of candidates and parties, the ballot was just a listing of candidates positions on various topics? I recognize this would likely make voting more difficult, and next to impossible to determine clear/fair language for issues, but I think there’s got to be a better method than just party/name recognition.
http://www.isidewith.com/ has something similar to this idea. It gives you a list of issues, and you can say “yes,” “no,” or you can be more specific. Then after you’re done, it gives you a listing of what % match to the current batch of presidential candidates you are.
Post your results in the comments, but also, if you found anything that surprised you.
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