Wide Disparity Between Demographics of Congress & US Popupation (J.E. Robertson, Cafe Sentido) Independent voters often account for much of this disparity, as the composition of the independent (or non-aligned) electorate shifts significantly from one election to the next, and that shift often coincides with higher or lower turnout within the base of electoral support for one of the two parties.
U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Hawaii Ballot Access Case (Ballot Access News)
The decline of incumbency and the rise of third-party spoilers (Reuters) Suppose Michael Bloomberg — who was a Democrat, and then a Republican, and now is an extremely wealthy Independent — ran a vanity third-party campaign for the White House. He could gain traction as a protest vote for disenchanted Obama supporters. Mr. President, I’d appoint Bloomberg to something important ASAP if I were you.
WFP Uses Leaked RSA Vid to Push for Clean Elections (By David Freedlander, NY Observer/Politicker) Cuomo has said he is supportive of publicly financed elections as part of a larger ethics push.