• Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-06 14:16:33View | Delete

    There are many ways to pre-empt the scenarios you are predicting.

    I have little doubt that we will succeed in doing so. . . though of course it will be a challenge.

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 11:12:50View | Delete

    IVCS-enabled voting blocs and electoral coalitions will be primarily voting on which legislative priorities to include in common legislative agendas and which candidates to nominate and run in specific elections. They will also be voting on decisions related to these choices, as well as on how to manage their voting blocs. Each bloc and coalition [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 10:57:47View | Delete

    Not quite sure what you mean.

    But, pending clarification, it is the responsibility of those of us designing, developing and maintaining the IVCS platform on reinventdemocracy.net to do our utmost to protect the privacy and confidentiality of all informationand communications.

    This will not be an easy task, but it is one of our top priorities.

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 10:54:46View | Delete

    I totally agree with you, Zapkitty!

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 10:54:01View | Delete

    The members of IVCS voting blocs and electoral coalitions hosted on reinventdemocracy.net can use the voting utility to make decisions on anything they wish.

    But the results of these votes will be known only to the blocs and coalitions.

    They should not be confused with voting in actual elections.

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 10:51:16View | Delete

    We at IVCS are totally opposed to requirements that voters reveal their legal names to anyone for any reason.

    Voters will be able to create accounts on reinventdemocracy.net and use its agenda setting, political organizing, and consensus building tools without providing their legal names.

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 10:47:50View | Delete

    I think it does, and that’s why we have to invent ways to control, verify and overcome efforts to manipulate, suppress and skew results. IVCS voting blocs and coalitions, I predict, will be on the front lines of this battle and well-equipped to fight and win the battle for citizen control of elections on the [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 10:44:45View | Delete

    First off, I want to repeat what I’ve said a number of times, and that is that, IMO, IVCS is the single best idea I’ve seen for reforming democracy. Also, I’ll note that IVCS was first discussed (with many comments by me and others) at openleft.com.

    Yes, indeed, you were one of the first to recognize [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-05 01:13:42View | Delete

    The complexity of the laws that have been passed to obstruct voter choice and popular sovereignty have in turn introduced enormous complexities into electoral and legislative processes. As John Kerry said in his farewell speech, our renowned democracy is now unable to conduct elections in which all voters have a fair chance to cast their [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-04 21:21:33View | Delete

    I know what you mean.

    But what other system-changing solution should we consider that might be less complicated than IVCS?

    I would be delighted to get on the bandwagon of something that has the potential to be just as effective but is less complicated.

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-04 19:58:01View | Delete

    Very interesting observations and comments.

    Your high-level knowledge of these parameters would be very valuable to our technical folks as we move along.

    I hope you will contact me via http://www.interactive-voter-choice-system.net to continue this dialogue.

    Thank you very much for your interest.

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution by Nancy Bordier.

    2013-02-04 18:20:49View | Delete

    I’m so glad you like it.

    Many thanks for your compliment.

    We are getting significant technological support in designing and developing a Linux-based platform.

    Please keep your fingers crossed with us that we get it up and running in the near future!

  • Nancy Bordier wrote a new diary post: Un-Corrupting Congress: A System-Changing Solution

    2013-02-04 16:51:48View | Delete

    ThumbnailLast week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) abruptly announced his intention to retire from the Senate in 2014, on the heels of Harry Reid’s failure to get the two parties to agree to reform the Senate’s notorious filibuster after the 2012 election. According to Harkin, the failure of filibuster reform will make it “virtually impossible” for Obama [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post A System-Changing Solution for the OWS Movement? by letsgetitdone.

    2011-11-23 10:44:36View | Delete

    One of the best critiques of Americans Elect was written by professor of law and political science Rick Hasen and published on Politico, entitled A Democracy Deficit at Americans Elect? . He writes: “But Americans Elect is doing more than simply paving the way for ballot access for the candidate who wins its Internet plebiscite. It has [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post A System-Changing Solution for the OWS Movement? by letsgetitdone.

    2011-11-22 22:32:11View | Delete

    You state that our statement of 40% is not true, at the same time that you acknowledge that the data you use to refute our statement covers only 29 out of the 50 states. Therefore, with all due respect, you can only state that 27% of voters are registered outside of the two major parties [...]

  • Let me note that neither I nor the author of this post are advocating Warren as a Senate candidate, but using a hypothetical Warren candidacy to show how the Interactive Voter Choice System opens up the electoral process to self-organizing, voter-controlled voting blocs and insurgent candidates who would otherwise have little chance of winning.

  • Wouldn’t the fact that Warren has no electoral experience work against her creating a winning electoral base if she ran for president? Wouldn’t Obama’s tenure in the White House and grip on Democratic electoral machinery rule out running and winning as a third party candidate? Wouldn’t a Senate seat put Warren in the public eye [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post President Obama Should Use Coin Seigniorage Now! by letsgetitdone.

    2011-01-19 21:25:48View | Delete

    Excellent piece showing that we are held captive more by misrepresentation of the facts than by the facts themselves. As you point out, there is a solution to the feigned debt/deficit crisis, which is to recognize that it is the result of misrepresentation of the facts than by the facts themselves. Your analysis, and that [...]

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Congressional Responsibility for the Giffords Assassination Attempt by Nancy Bordier.

    2011-01-13 18:51:28View | Delete

    IVCS as a web technolgy per se is unrelated to efforts to alter the legal status of corporations. However, it does create a framework within which voters across the political spectrum can create voting blocs and electoral coalitions around shared policy agendas that might seek to alter the legal status of corporations.

  • Nancy Bordier commented on the diary post Congressional Responsibility for the Giffords Assassination Attempt by Nancy Bordier.

    2011-01-13 18:49:55View | Delete

    The Interactive Voter Choice System (IVCS) is not an Internet system for public voting.

    It enables voters to take action BEFORE elections to create voting blocs and electoral coalitions around shared policy priorities that can run winning candidates in primary and general elections.

    IVCS, however, does not involve voting in actual elections.

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