I did my civic duty and cast my vote in the Republican primary today ;)
You know what somebody needs to invent? Voting over the Internet! :)
It would surely save time, money, productivity, and get a much higher voter turnout too.
The machine I fed my ballot into seemed to want to eat it :( I would have more faith in my vote getting properly registered over the Internet.
Voting over the internet is already available through Americanselect.org. Unfortunately for voters the forces that make it their business to suppress voting are deeply entrenched (and heavily financed) and will not allow it to occur, at least not until it is demanded by the people instead of ridiculed as a useless endeavor.
Where does that message come from? Hmm-mm?
All this said, Americanselect.org is simply an excellent experiment in internet democracy taking place right now, and is only limited by its participation or lack thereof, much like what we currently struggle with ;).
Although Wisconsin also has an open primary it means nothing. We don't get a chance until April I think, as said it matters little.
My personal thoughts are that the Presidential Election is mostly a farce/smoke screen these days and used 'primarily' as an emotional distraction to obscure what's going on in LOCAL ELECTIONS, where the action 'really' is.
We clearly have it backwards in America (surprise!), we get all excited over the National Election (even that only receives a bit over half the eligible voter participation) and completely ignore what's going on in our own backyards.
Most American communities hover around the 20% average (or less) for local elections, including State, depending on the issue. By the time citizens wake up from their sleep its usually after being sold down that "lazy" river.
Ask the question people; Why don't we have a National Primary?