A Lack of Voter Integrity
If you've been reading my stuff for a while, you know that ensuring the integrity of the voting process is my number one hot button issue. But that does not just mean the election process, that is ALL voting. My state legislator, Debbie Riddle, has been busted on video, along with a whole bunch of other legislators, of voting for other legislators during house record votes. This undermines the very representative nature of the legislature. It is not clear in this report if the people voting are voting the way those absent legislators want to vote or if they are voting the way THEY want them to vote. Now, I could see, in a more polite and honest world, where a legislator needed to go to the bathroom or whatever and entrusted someone with their key in order to vote a particular way that they had already decided on. It is not exactly following the rules, but if the level of trust is there, I could see where corners might get cut. But in this instance, people are voting for legislators of the opposite party, I'd be willing to bet, they are voting against the legislator's wishes. When I check online to see who voted for or against a bill I'm following, how am I to know whether that legislator actually voted for or against that bill or not?
This is completely against the concept of one person-one vote and MUST BE STOPPED!