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Author Katherine Gehl on Ranked Choice Voting

Welcome Katherine Gehl

We’re joined on the Starline by a business leader, author, speaker and political innovation activist. She’s co-author of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy”. We welcome Katherine Gehl.

Let’s go Beyond the Mic, the current US political system is broken. Polarization of both parties to extremes has caused co-sponsorship of bills to become the way of the dodo. Can you rebuild Washington without having people whose own self interest in the change influence it?

The average number of constituents that a member of the house represented in 1913 , when the last change in the house was made was 210,583. As of 2013, each member right now represents over 709 thousand people. Have we reached a point where 435 representatives don’t truly represent the nation as a whole?

Would it be easier to get an A from a district with just 200,000 people rather than 700,000 with each of their own special interests? The ability to finely tune your message to your district would be more effective.

Katherine Gehl is the author of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy”. She joins us Beyond the Mic. You offer Final-Five voting as a solution. What is Final-Five and how can it help?

How does Ranked-Choice voting help 3rd party voters by allowing them to get their party visibility?

The Rockin’ 8

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. You’ve wanted to be a nun , a judge and a ballet dancer. Of the three, which would you like to have done now?

2. How far back have you traced your genealogy?

3. Best place to relax in Wisconsin?

4. One thing you’ve discovered during the quarantine?

5. Favorite thing Gehl Foods ever made?

6.  Last movie you watched?

7. What one thing that you need more of?

8. Favorite reaction when you gave gifts to each of your Gehl Foods employees when you sold the business?

You’ve served on several nonprofit boards Business for America, New America, and Unite America. How has the COVID-19 shutdown hurt non profits and what is necessary for some of them to survive?

Professor Sam Wang of the Princeton Election Consortium has discussed the need to eliminate the partisan gerrymander. In your opinion do you think the gerrymander will survive 50 years, 25 years, or will it be gone soon?

The Wrap:

She wanted to be a nun, gave employees of her firm a $10,000 goodbye gift and wants to save our democracy. She’s the co-author of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy”. We thank Katherine Gehl for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Check out Katherine’s website

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