I personally believe that during the entire election process, there should be a pool of people to be elected. In order to move forward they should need a certain percentage of the votes. If any of the candidates do not get that percentage, they are all pushed away and a new pool is produced and the same thing happens. Its kinda like the way it is now for party nominations, but different in my head. I also want political parties abolished. That way the candidates have to answer all questions on issues about how they feel honestly. The voters would then vote as to whether the candidate is a good compromise of what they believe. Once a person is elected, they have ONE 4 year term. At the end of that term, the people that voted for the person the first time will vote again, but this time they’ll be voting for their approval of what the person did or did not accomplish. That will determine how much of their severence pay they get. (ie if they receive a 5% approval rating, they only receive 5% of what they are elligable to receive.) I think that if we set the whole process up like this, the candidates that actually run for office will want to help the country and not get in just to be a career politician. And if they know that what they get paid is based on their approval, they will work harder to do what is best for the country and not for special interest groups.
The entire way everything is set up now is clearly antiquated and taken advantage of.