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A+: comprehensive democracy plan with impressive public financing plan, promise to fix democracy first
A: comprehensive democracy plan with a strong policy in each category
B: notable proposals but overall plan lacks depth regarding scope and/or implementation
C: few democracy reform proposals, campaign makes infrequent mentions of reform
D: no meaningful democracy plan
F: active opponent of democracy
Candidate Policy Positions
Everyone's Vote Should Count (Equally)
- Representation for D.C. and Puerto Rico
- End Prison Gerrymandering
- Eliminate the Electoral College
- Ranked choice voting
- Automatic voter registration
- End voter ID and other forms of voter suppression
- Make election day a holiday
- A full end to felon disenfranchisement
- Public financing of elections
- Overturn Citizens United
Bernie has not pledged to fix democracy first.
He is the only candidate to support a full end to felon disenfranchisement. While he has a number of reform positions that are stronger than those of his fellow candidates, there are still a few gaps in his democracy platform — most importantly, his commitment to public funding. In 2016, Sanders insisted public funding was for the “long term.” He needs to clarify now how strongly he will push to change the way campaigns are funded.
Click here to see his full democracy reform platform.
Here are some policies he could adopt to improve his platform:
- End gerrymandering with independent redistricting commissions
- Clarify his public financing plan
- Same-day voter registration
- Eliminate or reform the Electoral College
If you want to see Bernie Sanders embrace these policies, check the bottom of the page for his staffers contact information.
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