Solving the election fiasco is going to take thinking outside of the box. Here are my thoughts:
We had major problems with elections in Montgomery last Tuesday--and this was just the primary in which only a small number of voters participate. Imagine if it had been a general election. We face two problems: election administration and lack of interest. I think I may have a solution: invite the producers of Project Runway to administer our elections.More details on Project Delegate over at Maryland Politics Watch.
For those of you who don't watch Project Runway, the premise is very simple. A group of designers compete for the opportunity to start their own clothing line. Each week, they are challenged to create a totally new outfit that meets some different set of conditions. After a runway show, judges critique the results. The creator of the worst outfit is declared the loser and doesn't come back next week.