Editor”s Note: Yes, the headline above is wishful thinking only. But please consider: Which country is more advanced: Indonesia or the United States of America Looking at the way the people elected the President, or in Indonesia, the PRESIDENT, I would say Indonesia.
After all, Indonesia managed to get over with their election in ONE DAY!(Americans: listen: IN ONE DAY)
Some details: Indonesian general election, 2019
General elections were held in Indonesia on 17 April 2019. For the first time in the country’s history, the president, the vice president, members of the People’s Consultative Assembly, and members of local legislative bodies were elected on the same day with over 190 million eligible voters. Wikipedia
Date: April 17, 2019
On the other hand the United States of America seems not to have noticed yet, that it is no longer necessary to go by horse carriage from one town to the other and spread out the elections from January to November.
It seems the Americans do not want to consult their own Mr. Bill Gates, who, surely, could put at their disposal the technical means to ‘get it over with’ in one day : If you ask him nicely he might even put at the disposal of the election commission all the necessary tools at his own expense.
Message from the rest of the world: Can we hope and pray that we do not need to listen to US election coverage for the full eleven months of 2020?
THE UNITED STATES is home to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. IFES
This so-called Foundation is ‘assisting’ Election Commissions around the world. Click on: and you will be totally surprised!
I am saying ‘so-called Foundation’ because of course with this ‘tool’ the US Government is able to steer, control and interfere in elections practically everywhere in the world. The ‘Russian interference’ or ‘Ukrainian interference’ is a small joke compared to this one organization s activities.
IFES: WHO WE ARE:
Vision: Democracy for a better future.
Mission: Together we build democracies that deliver for all.
As the global leader in democracy promotion, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) advances good governance and democratic rights by:
Providing technical assistance to election officials
Empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process
Applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle
Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies.
THE QUESTION REMAINS:
If IFES IS SO GOOD, WHY DO THEY NOT TEACH THE GOVERNMENT ‘BACK HOME’ THAT THE ELECTIONS COULD BE DONE IN ONE DAY?
(just my personal opinion: Rafiq A. Tschannen)