Well, we all know that the 2020 Democratic party field is getting very crowded. What I am doing here is showing where each one is in reforming our democracy. The idea is that CES can reach out to some of these individuals and persuade them to perhaps support Score Voting for congressional and maybe even presidential elections. The score can be used as a targeting metric. (Candidates with a 1.5 might be easier to persuade than 2s, because 1.5s have not been disinformed into IRV support… but then again, perhaps 2s are better since they are open to non-FPTP options.)
This list shows all of the 2020 Democratic candidates according to a four-point scale as follows:
- 0 means the candidate has not expressed support for any kind of repairs to democracy. More likely, it means I was unable to find anything.
1 means the candidate expressed support for “standard” democracy repairs (like anti-suppression, corporate spending, expanding the time/dates of the election, etc).
- 1.5 means a 1 plus wanting to end gerrymandering.
- 2 means the candidate supports illusory reform voting. (Which could be seen as a victory in itself just because it means the person is open to non-FPTP options.)
- 3 means that the candidate supports Score, STAR, or Approval.
I am only looking at the candidates’ campaign websites and, if possible, their house.gov or senate.gov website.
Cory Booker: 1
Pete Buttigieg: ???
I am reserving ??? for candidates where I did not find any information at all about their issues and platform.
Julián Castro: ???
John Delaney: 1.5
Tulsi Gabbard: 1?
Kirsten Gillibrand: 0
Nothing on either senate.gov or her website that I could find, but I found lots of other issues mentioned.
Kamala Harris: ???
One mention of “voting rights” in a video was all I could find.
John Hickenlooper: ???
Jay Inslee: 0
Amy Klobuchar: 1
Beto O’Rourke: 0
Bernie Sanders: 2
Moved from 1 to 2 as I found evidence.
Elizabeth Warren: 1
Marianne Williamson: 1.5
Andrew Yang: 2
Edited as per request.